Junius Driggs

Junius ElMarion Driggs
Born(1907-06-28)June 28, 1907
DiedJuly 8, 1994(1994-07-08) (aged 87)

Junius ElMarion Driggs, (June 28, 1907 – July 8, 1994) was the CEO and co-founder of now-defunct Western Savings and Loan. He was also the president of the Mesa Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1975 to 1980.[1]


Junius was born in Driggs, Idaho, in 1907 to Don Carlos Driggs who founded the town, and May Jerusha Robison.[citation needed]

Church service[]

Temple presidency[]

Junius was called in 1975 by LDS Church church president Spencer W. Kimball to serve as the 9th temple president of the Mesa Arizona Temple. While president, his primary responsibilities included greeting temple patrons and interviewing recommended temple workers as well as recommending temple workers. He often attend regional stake conferences and local sacrament meetings, where he urged church members to carry out genealogical work and to attend and assist in the performance of temple ordinances. He was assisted by two counselors as well as his wife and the wives of the two counselors, referred to as the matron and the assistants to the matron respectively.

In larger temples, like the Mesa temple, presidents usually serve for three years,[citation needed] but Driggs served for five years until 1980. Driggs had served as a stake president prior to his calling as temple president in addition to his having been a regional representative of the Twelve.[citation needed]