LeGrand R. Curtis Sr.
He was born on May 22, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father served as a counselor to LeGrand Richards when Richards served as bishop of the Sugar House Ward—Curtis was named after him. Curtis studied at the University of Utah then joined the United States Army during World War II. He studied dentistry until the Army discontinued the training. Curtis then completed dental school at the University of Kansas City (now the University of Missouri at Kansas City). He then served in the United States Navy and was also an orthodontist.
Curtis married Patricia Glade and they were the parents of eight children, including LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., who serves in the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Curtis learned to play the organ at the age of twelve and became his ward organist at the age of fourteen. He was hired for a time as the organist for the Southeast Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He later served in the Church as a branch president, bishop, stake president, regional representative, and stake patriarch. He presided over the Florida Tallahassee Mission and as president of the Jordan River Utah Temple (from 1996 to 1999).
He died on December 19, 2010.