Susan W. Tanner
|Susan W. Tanner|
|12th Young Women General President|
|October 2, 2002– April 5, 2008|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Predecessor||Margaret D. Nadauld|
|Successor||Elaine S. Dalton|
January 10, 1953 |
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Notable works||Daughters in My Kingdom (2011)|
|Spouse(s)||John S. Tanner|
|Parents||Richard W. Winder
|Relatives||John R. Winder
Born in Granger, Utah to Richard W. Winder and Barbara Woodhead, Tanner grew up on the Winder family homestead at Winder Dairy. She earned a degree in humanitites from Brigham Young University. She was called by LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley as the general president of the Young Women organization on October 5, 2002, succeeding Margaret D. Nadauld. As president of the Young Women, Tanner was an ex officio member of the church's Boards of Trustees/Education. From 2002 to 2007, Tanner's counselors in the Young Women general presidency were Julie B. Beck and Elaine S. Dalton. In 2007, Beck was called as the general president of the Relief Society; as a result, from 2007 to 2008, Dalton served as Tanner's first counselor and Mary N. Cook served as her second counselor. In 2008, Tanner was succeeded as president of the Young Women by Dalton.
From 2011 to 2014, Tanner served with her husband, while he was president of the church's Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission. In July 2015, the Tanners moved to Laie, Hawaii where he began serving as the 10th president of Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
- Sarah Jane Weaver, "Strengthening women: 'Daughters in my Kingdom' is to help women in their responsibilities", Deseret News, 2011-09-27.
- Peggy Fletcher Stack, "Mormon women to get new book just for them", Salt Lake Tribune, 2011-08-22.
- Chelsee Niebergall, "Daughters in My Kingdom: A Historical Work for Today’s LDS Woman", Liahona, November 2011.
- “Susan Winder Tanner Young Women General President”, Liahona, November 2002.