Bonnie D. Parkin

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Bonnie D. Parkin
14th Relief Society General President
April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)[1] – March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Predecessor Mary E. W. Smoot
Successor Julie B. Beck
Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency
1994 – 1997
Called by Janette C. Hales
Predecessor Patricia P. Pinegar
Successor Carol B. Thomas
Personal details
Born Bonnie Dansie
(1940-08-04) August 4, 1940 (age 77)
Home town Herriman, Utah, United States
Alma mater Utah State University
Spouse(s) James L. Parkin
Children 4

Bonnie Dansie Parkin (born August 4, 1940) was the fourteenth general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2002 to 2007. Parkin was also a member of the general presidency of the church's Young Women organization from 1994 to 1997.

Bonnie Dansie was raised in a Latter-day Saint home in Herriman, Utah. She graduated from Utah State University in 1962. On July 1, 1963, she married James L. Parkin in the Salt Lake Temple.

Parkin became second counselor to Janette C. Hales in the LDS Church's Young Women organization in 1994. She was released in 1997 when she accompanied her husband to England, where he served as president of the church's England London South Mission.

At the church's April 2002 general conference, Parkin was sustained as general president of the Relief Society, succeeding Mary Ellen W. Smoot. Parkin held this position until March 31, 2007, when she was released and replaced by Julie B. Beck.

Parkin and her husband are the parents of four sons. One of their daughters-in-law is the daughter of former area seventy and billionaire philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman, the granddaughter of LDS Church apostle David B. Haight, and sister of former Utah governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and Huntsman Corp. CEO Peter Huntsman.

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  1. ^ News of the Church New General and Area Authorities, Relief Society Presidency Sustained
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Mary Ellen W. Smoot
Relief Society General President
April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06) – March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
Succeeded by
Julie B. Beck
Preceded by
Patricia P. Pinegar
Second Counselor in the
 Young Women General Presidency 

Succeeded by
Carol B. Thomas