Ardeth G. Kapp

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9th Young Women General President
1984 – 1992
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Predecessor Elaine A. Cannon
Successor Janette H. Beckham
Secound Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency
1972 – 1978
Called by Ruth H. Funk
Predecessor Dorothy P. Holt
Successor Norma B. Smith
Personal details
Born Glenwood, Alberta, Canada
Spouse(s) Heber B. Kapp

Ardeth Greene Kapp (born 19 March 1931) was the ninth general president of the Young Women Organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1984 to 1992.


Ardeth Greene was born on 19 March 1931 in Cardston, Alberta to June Leavitt and Ted Greene.[1]:9 She was baptized into the LDS Church on 4 April 1939 in the Cardston Alberta Temple.[1]:40 In 1947, she underwent life-threatening surgery due for an ear infection.[1]:64–65

In 1949 she graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah. She received academic degrees from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Kapp is the author of 20 books and a series of television programs created by the Utah Education Network.

Kapp was the second counselor to Ruth H. Funk in the presidency of the church's Young Women organization from 1972 to 1978. In April 1984, Kapp succeeded Elaine A. Cannon as president of the organization. During her tenure, Kapp had five different counselors: including Elaine L. Jack, Janette C. Hales and Patricia T. Holland. In 1992, Kapp was succeeded by Hales.

From 1992 to 1995, Kapp accompanied her husband, Heber B. Kapp, while he served as president of the church's Canada Vancouver Mission. From 2000 to 2003, they served as president and matron of the Cardston Alberta Temple.



  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Anita (2005). Stand as a Witness: The Biography of Ardeth Greene Kapp. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book. ISBN 9781590384886. 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Elaine A. Cannon
Young Women General President
Succeeded by
Janette Hales Beckham
Preceded by
Dorothy P. Holt
Secound Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency

Succeeded by
Norma B. Smith