Summarized by Kent Larsen
Former Mission President Dean Worlton Dies
Salt Lake Tribune 4Feb00 P2
AMERICAN FORK, UTAH -- Dean Timbrel Worlton, 85, who was president of
the LDS Church's Switzerland Zurich mission from 1977-1980 died on
February 1st. Worlton was also the principal of Lehi High School and
worked for the Alpine School District.
Worlton's roots were in Lehi, Utah, where he graduated from Lehi High
School after serving as its Student Body President. He served in the
German-Austrian Mission from 1934 to 1937, seeing the rise of Nazi
Germany while there.
Following his mission, Worlton earned a bachelor's degree in Biological
Science from the University of Utah, and went to work as a teacher in
Algebra and English and counselor at Lehi High School. In 1959 he was
made principal of the school.
While principal, Worlton completed a Masters degree in School
Administration at BYU, which was awarded in 1962. He later worked as
Director of Pupil Personnel and Supervisor of Special Education Services
for the Alpine School District. He also served on the American Fork
Hospital Board of Trustees.
Worlton's church service included president of the Lehi Stake before he
was called to preside over the Switzerland Zurich mission. Following his
mission presidency, he serve as a counselor in the Mission Training
Center presidency and as a sealer in the Provo Temple.