Elder Tim D. and Sister Deanna Martin
St. George Temple Visitors' Center Directors
January 2005 - January 2007


Elder Martin was born in California, the second child in a family of five children.  His parents moved to Arizona where he went to elementary school and then Nevada where he graduated from Rancho high school.  Elder Martin was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 17.

After high school Elder Martin was appointed to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he studied nuclear power and served on two nuclear submarines that carried Polaris missiles, and a "Fast-Attack" nuclear submarine that followed Russian subs.  Elder Martin left the Navy after eight years and then became a consultant to the nuclear industry.

Sister Martin was born in La Verkin to James and Ruby Snow Dutton.  Her family moved to Las Vegas when Sister Martin was about 7 years old.  Sister Martin graduated from Rancho High School in Las Vegas and then went to Utah State University. 

When Elder Martin graduated from the Naval Academy, they were married.  They are now the parents of six children and 16 grandchildren.  They lived in Virginia for 21 years.

In 2001 Elder and Sister Martin were called to preside over the Philippines Naga Mission where they served for three years.  One month after they arrived home, the call to be director of the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center and Historic Sites was issued.


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26 Dec 2012