Nan Greene Hunter
Nan Greene Hunter is the lyricist of “Father, This Hour Has Been One of Joy,” which was included in the 1985 Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1938. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as matron of the Oakland California Temple with her husband, Richard, who is a son of Howard W. Hunter. She served with him when he presided over the New Zealand Auckland Mission. She also served with him when he was the director of the Illinois Nauvoo Mission, which included the visitors’ center. They have eight children.
She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in zoology. She has been an owner and director of a private elementary school. In 1991, she received the Silicon Vally Women’s Club Women of Achievement award. She was also honored by the BYU Alumni Association in 2009.