Patricia P. Pinegar

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Patricia P. Pinegar
9th Primary General President
1994 – 1999
Called by Howard W. Hunter
Predecessor Michaelene P. Grassli
Successor Coleen K. Menlove
Second Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency
1992 – 1994
Called by Janette Hales Beckham
Predecessor Janette Hales Beckham
Successor Bonnie D. Parkin
Personal details
Born Patricia Peterson
(1937-02-03) February 3, 1937 (age 80)
Cedar City, Utah, United States
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Spouse(s) Ed J. Pinegar
Children 8

Patricia Peterson Pinegar (born February 3, 1937) was the ninth general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1994 to 1999.

Patricia Peterson was born in Cedar City, Utah and grew up in Utah, California and Hawaii. Peterson attended Brigham Young University, where she met her future husband, Ed J. Pinegar. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1956 and are the parents of eight children.

Pinegar and her husband lived in England while he was president of the England London South Mission of the church. Ed was later the director of the church's Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.

In 1992, Pinegar was appointed as second counselor to Janette C. Hales in the general presidency of the church's Young Women organization. She served in this capacity until 1994, when she became the ninth general president of the Primary, succeeding Michaelene P. Grassli. Pinegar served until 1999 and was succeeded by Coleen K. Menlove.

During Pinegar's tenure, the Primary developed the Achievement Days program for 8- to 11-year-old girls to parallel the Cub Scouting program utilized for Primary boys of the same age.

In November 2009, Pinegar began serving with her husband in the Manti Utah Temple, with her as matron and he as president of the temple.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Michaelene P. Grassli
Primary General President
Succeeded by
Coleen K. Menlove
Preceded by
Janette Hales Beckham
Second Counselor in the
Young Women General Presidency

Succeeded by
Bonnie D. Parkin