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Frank David Stanley F. (Frank) David Stanley

1935 - living

  • Born 1935 Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Baptized as a child; Aaronic Priesthood as a youth; Melchizedek priesthood as a young adult
  • Married Annette Shewell 1956; eight children
  • Bishop, Stake President Regional Representative, Sealer in the Salt Lake Temple
  • President of Idaho Boise Mission
  • Second Quorum of the Seventy 1992-1997
  • President of the Bountiful Utah Temple 1997—2000.

    This biographical sketch is adapted from the "News of the Church: Elder F. David Stanley of the Seventy" published in the Ensign for September 1992 on the occasion of Elder Stanley's call to the Second Quorum of the Seventy.
    Elder F. David Stanley, recently called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy, was born 11 September 1935 and reared in what he calls a “blue collar neighborhood,” surrounded by the people of the Salt Lake Pioneer Stake. From them and from his father, a mechanic, David learned the importance of working hard and excelling in any assigned task.

    “They were tremendous, hardworking—people of fine integrity. I learned from them that you get the job done and you get it done right,” Elder Stanley recalls. “I learned from them that you get the job done and you get it done right.”

    Elder Stanley says that his neighbors also had an impact on his developing testimony.

    “I had an Aaronic Priesthood adviser who was a spiritual giant,” Elder Stanley says. “I still remember my feelings as I listened to his powerful lessons. It was the first time in my life I remember focusing in on the Spirit, and I thank God for that man.”

    Elder Stanley credits these examples with helping him attain the strong spiritual foundation that has been vital to his success in Church callings—especially as a young bishop of an older ward.

    “I was 26, but most of the members were older,” remarks Elder Stanley. “But I had learned that when you’re given an assignment, you just jump in and do it.”

    Elder Stanley has had plenty of opportunities to jump in and serve. He has worked in ward, stake, and general Young Men organizations. He has been a stake president, a regional representative, and a sealer in the Salt Lake Temple. At the time of his call, he was serving as president of the Idaho Boise Mission.

    Elder Stanley attended the University of Utah, studying business and education. On 29 June 1956 he married Annette Shewell. The couple have eight grown children.

    In his professional life, Elder Stanley has remained active in his community. He has worked as vice-chair on the Salt Lake City Planning and Zoning Commission, a member of the Murray City Chamber of Commerce, and vice-president of operations for Western Utility Contracting.

    Elder Stanley served the term of his five-year call to the Second Quorum of the Seventy and was honorably released on October 4, 1992. Following his release as a General Authority, Elder Stanley served three years as president of the Bountiful Utah Temple. Upon his release as Temple President, he was appointed Public Works Director and Homeland Security Chief of Salt Lake County (not City) by Mayor Nancy Workman.

    "News of the Church: Elder F. David Stanley...," Ensign, Sep. 1992
    Biography contained in Salt Lake County Government web site. This page is no longer on the web.
    2005 Church Almanac, p. 90

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