Margaret D. Nadauld

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Margaret D. Nadauld
11th Young Women General President
October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04) – October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Predecessor Janette Hales Beckham
Successor Susan W. Tanner
Personal details
Born Margaret Dyreng
(1944-11-21) November 21, 1944 (age 72)
Manti, Utah
Alma mater Snow College
Brigham Young University
Spouse(s) Stephen D. Nadauld
Children 7
Parents R. Morgan and Helen B. Dyreng

Margaret Dyreng Nadauld (born (1944-11-21) November 21, 1944 (age 72)) was the eleventh general president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1997 to 2002.


Born and raised in Manti, Utah, Margaret Dyreng attended Snow College and Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in speech and English in 1967. On 1 July 1968, Dyreng married Stephen D. Nadauld in the Manti Utah Temple. They are the parents of seven sons. Stephen Nadauld served as a church general authority from 1991 to 1996.

At the church's October 1997 general conference, Margaret Nadauld was accepted by the church as the general president of the Young Women, with Carol B. Thomas and Sharon G. Larsen as her counselors. Nadauld succeeded Janette Hales Beckham, who had been president since 1992.

In 2002, Nadauld and her counselors were released and Nadauld was succeeded by Susan W. Tanner.

From 2003 to 2006, Nadauld and her husband lived in Switzerland where he was president of the church's Switzerland Geneva Mission.

Nadauld has served as president of the Utah chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and as the vice president of the Utah chapter of American Mothers, Inc.


  • Margaret D. Nadauld (2004). A Mother's Influence: Raising Children to Change the World (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) ISBN 1-59038-239-0
  • —— (2001). Write Back Soon: Letters of Love and Encouragement for Young Women (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft) ISBN 1-57345-955-0


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Janette Hales Beckham
Young Women General President
October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04) - October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
Succeeded by
Susan W. Tanner