Alma Sonne

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Alma Sonne
Photograph of Alma Sonne
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)
End reason Position abolished
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – November 27, 1977 (1977-11-27)
Personal details
Born Alma Sonne
(1884-03-05)March 5, 1884
Logan, Utah Territory, United States
Died November 27, 1977(1977-11-27) (aged 93)
Logan, Utah, United States
Resting place Logan City Cemetery
41°44′57.12″N 111°48′21.96″W / 41.7492000°N 111.8061000°W / 41.7492000; -111.8061000 (Logan City Cemetery)
Spouse(s) Geneva Ballantyne (1912-1941)
Leona Ballantyne (1943-1971)
Children Richard B. Sonne
Conway B. Sonne
Alma B. Sonne
Norman L. Sonne
Parents Niels C. Sonne
Lise Petersen

Alma Sonne (March 5, 1884 – November 27, 1977) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1941 until his death.

Sonne was born in Logan, Utah Territory. He graduated from Brigham Young College in Logan and entered the banking business. From 1910 to 1912, Sonne was a missionary for the LDS Church in England. He and seven other missionaries purchased tickets to travel back to America on the RMS Titanic, but due to a situation with one of the missionaries, Sonne canceled all eight tickets.[1]

Sonne eventually became the president of the Cache Stake of the church.

In 1941, Sonne became one of the first five individuals to hold the calling of Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church. Sonne was the president of the European Mission of the church from 1946 to 1950.[2] Sonne was an Assistant to the Twelve until 1976, when the position was abolished. At this time, he was transferred to the newly created First Quorum of the Seventy.

Sonne died in Logan, Utah. He was the father of Conway Sonne.


  1. ^ Frank Millward, "8 elders missed voyage on Titanic", Deseret News, July 24, 2008 (accessed October 13, 2011)
  2. ^ “Sixty Have Served as General Authorities in the British Isles,” Ensign Oct. 1987, pp. 76–77


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