Elaine Dalton was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University.
Sister Dalton married Stephen E. Dalton in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of five sons and one daughter and the grandparents of ten grandchildren.
Prior to her calling as the Young Women general president, she served as both first and second counselor in the Young Women General presidency. Prior to this service she served on the Young Women General Board for five years. Sister Dalton has served in all the auxiliaries of the Church on both ward and stake levels.
Sister Dalton enjoys running, and hiking with her family and dancing with her granddaughters. She loves to read, especially the scriptures, and she loves the Lord.
Her favorite scripture and life’s motto is found in Proverbs 3: 5–6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”
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