LaVern Watts Parmley

Fifth General Primary President: 1951–1974

During Sister Parmley’s 23 years as the fifth General President of the Primary, Scouting became an important part of the boys’ program. The girls were encouraged to bring their own copies of a special edition of the New Testament to Primary. The favorite song “I Am a Child of God” was introduced in 1957, the new Primary Children’s Hospital was completed, and the Friend magazine became the Church’s magazine for children.