Missionaries
Dan Aldridge
Robert Allen
Ronald Anstead
Elouise M Bell
David Bennion
Lynn Bennion
Julian Breillatt
Michael and Annie Bush
Grant Lynn Bybee
Sheri Christofferson
David F Crockett
Charles Crosby
Harold Dendurent
Clyde Brooklyn Derr
Graham Dodd
Jon Enos
R Chris Fee
Donald Fyffe
Michael Gates
Robert Guymon
David Halliday
Lynn Hart
Lowell Hawkes
Gary Henderson
Sarah Hess
William Ervin Higley
Richard “Stick” Hill
Joan Huish
Suzanne Hulbert
Michael Jarvis
Gordon Jones
Joseph Keddington
Reba Keele
Dane McBride
Elaine McMeen
Robert Miller
Lynn Mitton
Louisa Mumford
Janice Olsen
G Preston Parker
Dee Petersen
Pat Price
M Clinton Robins
Mitt Romney
George Skidmore
Wayne Smith
Jerry Spencer
Karen Stevens
Diane Stuckey
G Perrin Walker
David Wood
Fergus Woolley
Dan Aldridge
They’re here! Elder Daniel Thomas Aldridge, Jr.
My first junior companion: arrived from the States, replacing Robins;
Photo, with bicycle
On 1962 Christmas card; deserves better billing
His heart is in the work; after five days, pronounces French better than Elder Bennion
Photo, with guitar
Accompanied visitors to ordain Fruchet and Guitton
On Lambretta, with Nelly and me
15 Aug 62 (Photo): at the Fête de la Jeunesse
26 Sep 62: In threesome with Elder Guymon and me, awaiting Elder Mitton
Cracked up when I taught new Supervising Elder
13 Oct 62 Had to stay in Rennes while I went with Desquines
15 Oct 62 Western Zone Conference, Le Mans (photo)
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo)
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (another photo).
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (yet another photo).
Visited Leroys
Robert Allen
Source of fine Desquines photo
With Breillatt, held district conference 8 Nov 61
With me, taught Marcel 4 Dec
With Breillatt, encouraged us as Zone Leaders 4 Dec
With me, taught Leroys 14 Dec
Gave me good counsel 14 Dec
Helped offload my branch duties 29 May 62
Came to Angers conference 30 Jun 62
Called 23 Jul 62 to tell us President Hinckley was coming
Wrote to say district conference in Rennes, if we can find a place
Ronald Anstead
Mission printer; my companion in Paris
We were guests chez Carlson
Visited Kieslings with me
Joined with Derr and me in teaching Sister Panazol
Baptized Sister Panazol 6 Oct 63
On stage with Elaine McMeen
With Sister Panazol and me
Elouise M Bell
My predecessor as mission publications editor
My last and greatest senior companion
Taught wonderful poetry, even with all the training we had to do
One of my two sister missionary companions!
Very impressive lady
Actually gave “Exalting Grace” a serious review.
Ah, c’est bien quelque chose de belle, mon vieux! En avant! Soeur Bell
David Bennion
At baptism at la Lande d’Ouée
Came to Rennes as Supervising Elder 27 Feb 62
Administered to Sister Bauguin 4 Mar 62
Invited neighbors for hamburgers
17 Mar 62: his brother Lynn is his new companion
3 Apr 62: with Lynn, taught our volunteer street contact
Peddled Earl Nightingale “positive thinking”
Apr 62: moved out of chez Besnard with his brother
Apr 62: A never-ending source of clichés and “programs”
20 May 62: The Bennions baptized Annick and Andrée Hugon, and Henri and Jean Daviron.
20 Jun 62: Went to Paris; took me as far as Angers.
28 Jun 62: Bennion cooking dreadfully healthy.
Moved at Brother Tani’s baptism 1 Jul 62
11 July 62: Aldridge quickly spoke better French
19 Aug 62: Certain of my imminent departure from Rennes
31 Aug 62: Borrowed his typewriter
13 Sep 62: Baptized three LeVilains
26 Sep 62: Transferred (I outlasted him in Rennes)
Turned casserole around, halfway to Mont-St-Michel
Really wanted me to repent; “got me” in his prayers
Lynn Bennion
Trained together in Salt Lake
Got off the train at Le Mans
At baptism at la Lande d’Ouée
l’Homme le Plus Long
Came from Le Mans with Breillatt, to help with Christmas fête
Went with Breillatt and me to show the Leroys “The Stick of Joseph”
His brother David came to Rennes as Supervising Elder 27 Feb 62
Participated in administrating to Sister Bauguin
17 Mar 62: new companion to his brother David, replacing Davy Crockett
31 Mar 62: shared Le Mans hotel room
3 Apr 62: with David, taught our volunteer street contact
Apr 62: moved out of chez Besnard with his brother
18 May 62: baptized Gervais girl
20 May 62: The Bennions baptized Annick and Andrée Hugon, and Henri and Jean Daviron.
28 Jun 62: Transferred to Paris.
28 Jun 62: Bennion cooking dreadfully healthy.
I’m going to miss Elder Lynn.
18 Jan 63 We congratulated each other on the halfway-day of our missions.
5 Jun 63 Replaced Skidmore as counselor to President Hinckley
Going to Belgium for district conferences
Carmen at the Opéra
Assigned me to prepare Parker, strengthen Tours priesthood
Came to get ailing Berthelson
Came with Hinckleys to interview us for the Temple trip
Took the Hinckleys and the Haights to a performance of Carmen at the Opéra
Julian Breillatt
Pushed “friendlyizing” innovations
With Allen, held district conference 8 Nov 61
Directed Rennes Branch Thanksgiving fête 23 Nov 1961
With Higley, took Thanksgiving show to Nantes the next week.
With Fyffe, found meeting hall
With Allen, encouraged us as Zone Leaders 4 Dec
With Higley, taught Leroys
Came from Le Mans to help with Christmas fête, bringing Lynn Bennion
Went with Lynn Bennion and me to show the Leroys “The Stick of Joseph”
Fetched baptismal font from Nantes
Michael and Annie Bush
Pappy facilitated their romance
Grant Lynn Bybee
Mission printer; my companion in Paris
Printed beautiful touristic air-mail stationery
He and I fixed breakfast for an apostle!
Still using his stationery in 1968
Sheri Christofferson
With branch members, in Hôtel de France courtyard
With branch members, in Hôtel de France (another photo) courtyard
First senior-companion sister in Rennes, arrived Apr 62
Among friends in Rennes (photo)
David F Crockett
Replaced Elder Miller
Administered to Sister Bauguin 4 Mar 62
Charles Crosby
Of Pappy’s mission staff
Of Pappy’s mission staff
Harold Dendurent
14 Oct 62 Took over as Tours branch clerk
15 Oct 62 Western Zone Conference, Le Mans (photo)
Visited the Mayor of Tours
Clyde Brooklyn Derr
Distinguished member of the Comité
Joined with Anstead and me in teaching Sister Panazol
30 Oct 63: Took mission presidents to “Swan Lake”
31 Oct 63: Paris conference for auxiliary leaders
Memorable Christmas-tide walk in Paris when “Wozzeck” opened
Stopped to see us in Boston on his way home
Visited in Stanford, with the Hawkeses
Enrolled at HGSE, joined us in Belmont and in Cambridge Ward
Christmas walk in Paris, retold
Served with me in Boston Stake Seventies Presidency
Distinguished participant in 2020 virtual conclave of the Comité
Graham Dodd
Elders Dodd and Nelson took us by Métro to the Place de l’Étoile
Received counsel from President and Sister Hinckley, and Elders Dodd, Nelson, Woolley, and Cowan
Of Mission Presidency: said I was enjoying Rennes too much
Remembered when President Hinckley asked where I’d like to work
Early rôle in Big Mike saga
Jon Enos
With Elder Hill, baptized 30 Nov 1961
Baptized again, 7 Dec 1961
With branch members, at Christmas fête
Transferred to Paris
Hit by a car, on his last day in Rennes
Replaced by Elder Halliday
R Chris Fee
My final junior companion
Arrived on my birthday
At Chenonceaux
As the Dauphin Charles, at Chinon
before the door of the Tour de Coudray, in Chinon
On our Lambretta
Under dolmen at Tours
At Chambord
Threatened to defenestrate me
Donald Fyffe
First Supervising Elder, welcomed me to Rennes
Visited Bauguin, with Higley
Took part in Rennes Branch Thanksgiving fête 23 Nov 1961
With Elder Miller, baptized 30 Nov 1961
With Breillatt, found meeting hall
Taught Leroys family prayer
“The old Indian,” so called because of his Amerindian heritage.
Speculation that he might become a traveling elder
Responded to “revelation” kerfuffle
Transferred to Lille
Visited Rennes 8 May 62 on his way home
Michael Gates
My successor as publications staffer in Paris
The burden is his, now
Robert Guymon
Helped care for injured woman; cleaned Winkels’ leather seats
Hunted for meeting-place with me
26 Sep 62: In threesome with Elder Aldridge and me, awaiting Elder Mitton
Introduced Mitton as “neat young student” prospect
15 Oct 62 Western Zone Conference, Le Mans (photo)
With Leroys in the Bois de Boulogne
David Halliday
With branch members, in Hôtel de France courtyard
Replaced Elder Enos
Elder Hill’s first junior
At surprise St Richard’s party chez Leroy 3 Apr 62
With baseball group (Photo) 17 Apr 62
Agreed to reunite Hill, Halliday, Anderobinson 20 Apr 1967
Went to 101 Dalmatians 19 Apr 62 to celebrate Halliday’s birthday, my sixth monthiversary, and Hill’s transfer
Moved in chez Besnard with Petersen, Apr 62
Coveted Robins’ bottle; obtained it in a treasure hunt
Succeeded me as hymn leader in Sacrament Meeting
Worked with irrepressible Sister Cholet
Split with Elders Peterson and Halliday, June 28
Photo, among brethren
Wanted his name in my journal
15 Aug 62 (Photo): at the Fête de la Jeunesse
15 Aug 62 (Another photo): at the Fête de la Jeunesse
9 Sep 62: took André Chaussonnier to the gare; shared escargots. 9 Sep 62: transferred to Périgueux as branch president. I’ll miss him. 19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo). Among friends in Rennes (photo)
Helped host Leroys in Paris 1 Jun 63 (photo)
With Leroys in the Bois de Boulogne
At Versailles Hall of Mirrors
Lynn Hart
Supervising Elder of missionaries in Tours
At Chenonceaux (photo)
Not averse to tourism
Interviewed Castres for baptism
At Chambord
Lowell Hawkes
Training in Salt Lake, October 1961
Shared quarters in Lion House Annex
Distinguished member of the Comité
On the Champs-Élysées
Visited in Stanford, with the Derrs
Worked in Limoges
Came to Jones’ mystery dinner with us Distinguished participant in 2020 virtual conclave of the Comité
Gary Henderson
Late 62 (photo, perhaps in Angers)
13 Oct 62 ZAP, took us to Le Mans
Sarah Hess
With branch members, in Hôtel de France courtyard
With branch members, another photo courtyard
First junior-companion sister in Rennes, arrived Apr 62
Spent first day at Delétangs’
Among friends in Rennes (photo)
Transferred to Paris 5 Jul 62
William Ervin Higley
Senior companion in Rennes
Set a good pace before I arrived
Asked for a cigarette
Actor, poetry lover, shutterbug
Worked with Fyffe while I went with Miller
Counselor in Rennes branch presidency
A good trainer
A contact this morning thought I was Breton and just guiding Elder Higley around
Loaned Valton his copy of Talmage’s Articles de Foi
Spoke of consequences of rejection
Charmed baptismal permission out of Mr Menais
A very gifted mime
Portrait
Never hurries
Took part in Rennes Branch Thanksgiving fête 23 Nov 1961
Baptized Georgette Leroy
With Breillatt, took Thanksgiving show to Nantes the next week.
An appreciation of my first companion
Presented the first discussion with me before President Hinckley
With Breillatt, worked with Leroys
Encountered M. Le Tiec at Delétang
Shops for Nephite costumes
Needed a tea of wild pansies
Recommended my promotion to senior companion
Release date approaching
Taught Leroys family prayer
Through the end of 1961, baptized fifteen at Rennes: five with me
Baptized Josette Leroy, 27 Jan 1962
Administered to Alfreda Perrot 1 Feb 1962
Counselor to President Marcel Renaud
Blessed Nelly Leroy
Departed for Seraing 16 Feb, leaving the place in a mess
Richard “Stick” Hill
Took part in Rennes Branch Thanksgiving fête 23 Nov 1961
Performed in Rennes Branch Christmas fête Dec 1961
With Elder Enos, baptized 30 Nov 1961
A successful missionary
More baptisms
With branch members, at Christmas fête
3 January 1962: New senior companion, to Halliday
At surprise St Richard’s party chez Leroy 3 Apr 62
Transferred to Lille 21 Apr 62
Agreed to reunite Hill, Halliday, Anderobinson 20 Apr 1967
Went to 101 Dalmatians 19 Apr 62 to celebrate Halliday’s birthday, my sixth monthiversary, and Hill’s transfer
Photo, among brethren
Joan Huish
Arrived from the States 6 Jul 62
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo)
Suzanne Hulbert
Served in Tours
At Chenonceaux (photo)
Michael Jarvis
“Big Mike” — a cherished legend in three episodes
Gordon Jones
Member of 1963 Mission Staff
Distinguished member of the Comité
In restaurant on Eiffel Tower
Met Jones at our place, for the first time after their missions
Triple-dated to Pro Musica with us
Invited us to mystery dinner
Distinguished participant in 2020 virtual conclave of the Comité
Joseph Keddington
13 Oct 62 (photo): at the Leclerc apartment
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo).
7 Nov 62: Worked with Skidmore, Louder.
Reba Keele
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo).
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (another photo).
Dane McBride
Lunch on balcony in Pau
Recalls that President Packer taught us about the Correlation Program
Came to Mammy’s centenary gathering in East Mill Creek
Elaine McMeen
Photo with Bennion
Photo in Nantes
Member of 1963 Mission Staff
On stage with Ron Anstead
Served in Le Mans
At Chenonceaux (photo)
As Jeanne, at Chinon
On a thousand-year-old bridge in Chinon
With the Le Mans District at Chambord
In restaurant on Eiffel Tower
Met Jones at our place, for the first time after their missions
Triple-dated to Pro Musica with us
At Bern Temple 1 Mar 64 (photo)
Robert Miller
Fellow denizen chez Besnard
Bet Valerie wouldn’t wait
“Surveyed” with him 23 Oct 61
Took part in Rennes Branch Thanksgiving fête 23 Nov 1961
Performed in Rennes Branch Christmas fête Dec 1961
With Elder Fyffe, baptized 30 Nov 1961
Transferred to Angers
Replaced by Davy Crockett
Switched to French when a stranger came in at zone conference
Directed youth chorus at District Conference, Angers, 1 Jul 62
Directed youth chorus at morning sesssion of District Conference at Le Mans, 9 Sep 62 9 Sep 62: took André Chaussonnier to the gare. Late 62 (photo, perhaps in Angers)
17 Oct 62 took me back to Angers
Lynn Mitton
26 Sep 62 (photo): Welcomed as new Supervising Elder in Rennes, replacing Elder Bennion
Late 62 (photo, perhaps in Angers)
Pretended to be “neat young student” prospect
A big improvement over Dave Bennion
15 Oct 62 Western Zone Conference, Le Mans (photo)
19 Oct 62 Took us to Mont-St-Michel to celebrate my anniversary in Rennes (photo)
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo).
16 Dec 62: accompanied me to Leroys’
18 Dec 62: accompanied me to notary at Ercé-près-Liffré
Louisa Mumford
Photo in Nantes
Member of 1963 Mission Staff
Janice Olsen
Served in Tours
At Chenonceaux (photo)
At Chambord (photo)
G Preston Parker
Companion in Tours
Something of a prodigy
At Chenonceaux (photo)
Among ruins (photo)
At Chinon (photos)
At logis de la Pucelle (photo)
Depressed after meeting with insincere contact
Dee Petersen
Pat Price
Late 62 (photo, perhaps in Angers)
13 Oct 62 ZAP, took us to Le Mans
M Clinton Robins
With branch members, in Hôtel de France courtyard
Arrived 16 Feb 62 to replace Higley
Baptized Claude-Gérard Leroy 18 Feb 62
Administered to Sister Bauguin 4 Mar 62
14 Mar 62: Took President Hinckley to see meeting-place candidates
Photo with Sister Salomon
1 April fine dinner at Leroys’
At surprise St Richard’s party chez Leroy 3 Apr 62
Prayed with Sister Leroy before court appearance 5 Apr 62
With baseball group (Photo) 17 Apr 62
Agreed to reunite Hill, Halliday, Anderobinson 20 Apr 1967
Went to 101 Dalmatians 19 Apr 62 to celebrate Halliday’s birthday, my sixth monthiversary, and Hill’s transfer
Halliday coveted his bottle
Inherited my MJM duties
Confirmed Aurélie Chaussonnier 19 Jun 62
Baptized Suzanne Fauchard 30 Jun 62
Photo, among brethren
Transferred to Tours, replaced by Aldridge
9 Sep 62: took André Chaussonnier to the gare.
Late 62 (photo, perhaps in Angers)
Saw him at Tours, on our tour of branches
15 Oct 62 Western Zone Conference, Le Mans (photo)
17 Oct 62 Baptized the son of an inactive family in Le Mans
Found I enjoyed his company more now than when we were companions
23 Dec 62 Met with me in Le Mans
Among friends in Rennes (photo)
Mitt Romney
Named family Rambler Georgia, after his dad
Was Pappy’s Assistant when we returned together
Visited Maison Poirier in Seraing
After the riots, when gas returned, set off for the South
Drove the mission Citroën in The Accident
Attended memorial service in Bordeaux
Had a tough time keeping Valerie and me within time limits in Conferences
With Dane McBride and Bill Ryan, played the Righteous Brothers in District Conference talent show
In shutterbugging Bordeaux welcome committee for returning folks
Went to Belgium for books, encountered an evil spirit at the douane
Valerie and I outranked him in the Garlic Kerfuffle
Dandled barf-bucket Erik
Dined chez Salarnier
Mitt the Translator: “Merde!”
Counselor to President Gordon Williams
Member of President Williams’ Sunday-afternoon presidency group
Ran for senator in Massachusetts
George Skidmore
Came to Angers conference 30 Jun 62
Set up Paris conference for President Moyle 3 Jul 62
Announced Robins’ transfer to Tours and Aldridge’s arrival
Came to Rennes 26 Jul 62
7 Nov 62: Worked with Keddington, Petersen.
5 Jun 63 Replaced by Lynn Bennion as counselor to President Hinckley
Wayne Smith
Served in Tours
At Chenonceaux (photo)
Among ruins (photo)
18 Jan 64 Taught Spanish family with me
At Chinon (photo)
Productive missionary
At Chambord
Left the Evariste family to us
Jerry Spencer
Pappy’s Mission Secretary
Kindly babysat for us
Karen Stevens
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (photo)
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (another photo)
19 Oct 62: at Mont-St-Michel (yet another photo)
DianeDiane Stuckey
Served in Le Mans
At Chenonceaux (photo)
At Chenonceaux again (photo)
G Perrin Walker
Directed Rennes Branch Thanksgiving fête 23 Nov 1961
David Wood
Of Pappy’s Mission Staff
In back seat of Bombinette
Fergus Woolley
Briefed new missionaries in Paris
Of Mission Presidency: asked if I liked working in Rennes
Came to conference at Tours 5 Jan 62
Called the Rennes Branch the best one in the Mission
Came to help restore order after the “vision” kerfuffle
14 Mar 62: Came with President Hinckley to see meeting-place candidates
23 Mar 62: Mission gives permission to remain as counselor while in Rennes

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