Nelson and Wirthlin

I was recently reminded of the neighborly relationship between these two apostles.  Let’s review some dates.

Joseph Wirthlin

  • 1975-1976: Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve
  • 1976-1986: First Quorum of the Seventy
  • 1986: Presidency of the Seventy
  • 1986-2008: Apostle

Russell M. Nelson

  • Apostle: 1984-present

I didn’t know until recently that they knew each other much better than just their time as apostles.  They served together in the Bonneville Stake Presidency.  Russell was President and Joseph was 2nd Counselor.  See the news article from December 12, 1964 here.


Note that their other neighbor in the nice Harvard/Yale area of Salt Lake was fellow apostle Dallin Oaks who was ordained an apostle on the same day as Russell in 1984.


Embarassing Mistake for Russell Nelson’s daughter

Russell Nelson’s daughter Sylvia Nelson married David Webster  on March 15, 1977.  But the announcement in the Deseret News made the mistake of calling her Syliva.  Gross!

On another note, that’s a good question—why are so many women today using the modern, gentle laxative Correctol?


Dallin Oaks’ Homes

Here is a little information on Dallin’s home in North Salt Lake, former home in Salt Lake, and other property.  Again, he may own other properties as well.  If you know of additional properties let me know in the comments and I will add it!


Salt Lake City Home

Dallin’s Salt Lake City home was located at 1813 Yale Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.  He as apparently moved to a new home in North Salt Lake (see below).




From backyard pictures are here. Notice the Church Security (CS) blue signs.




Some Interior shots of the kitchen:



Additional information from Coldwell Bankers website:



The home is listed with Coldwell Banker.  Some pictures and screenshots from their website are below.

A video advertisement can be seen here:

This home is, according the Salt Lake County Assessor’s website, currently owned by Suburban Land Reserve, Inc.  The description is as follows:

“Suburban Land Reserve (SLR) is a real estate investment subsidiary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. SLR manages real estate purchases, sales & development for The Church, which are designed to economic development in the cities where it operates.”

Some of their recent projects include the Kimball Junction Land Sale, Sunbrook Residential Community Acquisition, and Lake Park Development.  They are located at 79 South Main Street, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.

Zillow lists the house as having five bedrooms, two bathrooms, being 2,871 square feet on 0.16 acres, and lists it as being built in 1928.  Zillow estimates its Market Value as $579,239 while the Assessor estimate is $512,900.



Note this residence is a short 0.8 miles from Russell Nelson home.  It is also in the neighborhood of former apostle Joseph Wirthlin.


North Salt Lake Home

As we saw befor e, his Yale Avenue home is on the market.  This is because he recently moved to North Salt Lake and became neighbors with Dieter Uchtdorf.  They live across the street from one another.  Dallin’s address is 399 Aerie Circle, North Salt Lake, Utah 84054 (Dieter’s is 398 Aerie Circle).  Note:  it is hard to see but there is a red security sign in the from.  Here you can see a better picture where it is more clearly a red Church Security (CS) sign—other apostles’ homes have only had blue CS signs.



Zillow lists this home at 2,334 square feet on 0.3 acres with an estimated value of $663,324.  It seems to be a smaller home on larger land than Dieter’s home and is worth a little less.



Though it has been report on other website (I base my report on these sources), one interesting thing that appears from the Davis County Treasurer’s website is that this home’s Tax Statement Recipient is not Dallin Oaks but his first cousin and former General Authority Robert Oaks.



So, Dallin’s move to Dieter’s neighborhood has either been misreported or there is something that I don’t understand going on regarding the ownership of this house.


Utah County

Here are a few links to documents I found on the Utah County Treasurer’s website that I am not sure what they are about and don’t have to the time to spend looking to long at them.  If anyone wants to explain them please do.  I know he is from Utah County and therefore some of these transactions are probably related to familial matters.

The Boyd K. Packer Family Society

There is a 4947(a)(1) Nonexempt Charitable Trust set up called the “Boyd K. Packer Family Society”.  It was founded in 1985 and its Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 94-2951340.  Its lists its address as the Boyd Packer’s home address.  Its 2011 revenue was $15,296.


I found its Activity Codes interesting:

  • Genealogical activities
  • Achievement prizes awards
  • Gifts or grants to individuals
  • Financial support of cultural organizations
  • Area development, redevelopment or renewal
  • Housing


There appears to be three officers listed: Boyd Packer is President, his wife Donna is Secretary, and his son-in-law David Kezerian is Treasurer each devoting 36 seconds a week to their positions in the organization (listed as 0.01 hours).  This adds ups to less than 32 minutes a year each.


It only list one direct charitable activity: “Family History Research – Professional Research Costs”.  In 2011, this activity had $15,232 in expenses.

Other Information

  • Professional Fees and Research: $15,232
  • Annual License: $10
  • Postage and Supplies: $21
  • Membership Renewal: $25
  • Supplies: $7

Depreciation of Assets Not Held for Investments (Cost – Accumulated Depreciation) in 2011

  • Filing Cabinet: $158 – $158
  • Microfiche Reader: $131 – $131
  • Equipment: $200 – $200
  • File Cabinets (5) & Pedestal: $1,158 – $1,158
  • Computer: $1,729 – $1,729
  • Printer: $485 – $485
  • Photocopier and Cabinet: $1,406 – $1,406
  • 2 Bookcases: $128 – $128
  • Digital Camera: $1,398 – $1,398
  • Scanner: $448 – $448

Michael M. Thomas is listed as the Preparer with his Firm’s address being 50 E. North Temple, 22nd Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.


Click here for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 990-PF forms.

Boyd Packer’s Home

Boyd Packer has a nice home on a large piece of land in the Cottonwood Heights area of the Salt Lake Valley.  His home is located at 1850 East Forest Bend Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121.


It’s listed on Zillow as having 3 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, being 5,239 square feet on 2.18 acres, and estimate the Market Value as $1,329,844.  He also owns neighboring parcel of land that is 2.03 acres that Zillow lists the 2011 assessed value as $422,200.  The Salt Lake County Assessor list the 2012 Market Values as $1,292,490 and $422,200, respectively.  The combined total is then $1,714,690!





Essentially his home sits on 4.21 acres of land at the end of a private lane.


Also, note that his daughter Gayle Kezerian also lives on the same street at 1950 Forest Bend Drive.  In the map below you see his two properties at the end of the private lane in red and his daughter’s in green.  I believe other children may also be neighbors but I could not verify that.


I loved the comment on this forum discussion: “Over 5000 square feet on four acres, a high wall and a gate – that is an introvert’s house if I ever saw one LOL.  The only thing missing is the moat.”

Tom Perry’s Homes

Now this is an interesting post for me.  I knew Tom Perry lived near the Conference Center, but I didn’t know much else.  Well, let’s see some details.

Tom Perry’s home is 245 North Vine Street, Apt 703, Salt Lake City, Utah—-and Apt. 701—-and Apt. 704 (Apt. 703 is in his name while Apts. 701 and 704 are in his wife’s name).  Wow!  Three apartments right next to each other.  Let’s see the building first.



The three apartments (701, 703, and 704) have a Market Value of $254,000, $181,700, and $213,500, respectively, according to the Salt Lake County Assessor’s website.


Here are some things of interest from

Apt. 701: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,352 square feet, Value $317,118

Apt. 703: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,049 square feet, Value $188,688

Apt. 704: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,270 square feet, Value $216,031

The combined Zillow Market Value estimate is $721,837! (with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms!




I imagine he owns other properties as well (maybe in Boston?), but I am not aware of them (yet!).  Please let me know if you know of any!

Jeffrey Holland’s Homes

Jeffrey Holland appears to own two home (one home and one condo), both in the Downtown Salt Lake area.

Jeffrey’s Condo

Let’s start with the condo. The condo’s address is 171 Third Ave, Apt 506 Salt Lake City, UT 84103-5008, a short ten minute walk to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  It has three bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms in just over 2,000 square feet.  Zillow estimates its value at a cool $424,702.  I know of at least one emeritus Seventy who lives in the same building—it may be a popular General Authority complex.



One interesting thing is that the Salt Lake County Assessor’s Office list his condo as one of four in the building owned by the church.  See the complete list of owner’s in the complex here.  Do you know any of the other owners?


These are the four condos owned by the church.  Note the values from the Salt Lake County website are $337,600, $354,900, $332,500, and $363,600 for a total of $1,388,600!  Remember Zillow estimate Holland’s condo around $424,000 so I can only imagine these are underestimates for all four condos.


Jeffrey’s Home

His home is located at 278 A Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.  It has five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and is 2,458 square feet on a 0.19 acre lot.

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The Salt Lake County Assessor’s website estimates its Market Value at $600,500 while Zillow estimates the Market Value to be$535,587.  Note that the SLC Assessor’s website says the average neighborhood home sales for $383,309.  Jeffrey’s home would sale for 1.56 times the average home and is 75% of the maximum neighborhood sale price.