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12 Reasons to Love the Wives of the Twelve

The men seated on the front row of the stand at General Conference are well-known to most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But their wives—who also sit on the stand during General Conference, just off to the side—might not be so familiar.

The wives of the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are impressive in their own right. Just in time for General Conference, here are 12 fun facts, funny anecdotes and impressive accomplishments from the wives of the Twelve.

1. Donna Smith Packer

As a mother of 10, Donna Smith Packer probably didn’t have much time for hobbies in her younger days. But now that her children are grown, Sister Packer has pursued her avid interest in family history with vigor.

Sister Packer was presented with a Family History Certificate from Brigham Young University in June 2012. She earned the certificate by taking home study courses and classes at the BYU Salt Lake Center.

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