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Larry Richman’s Missionary Companions

Pictures of my companions and other missionaries, including preparation day trips. (We really didn’t dress like that all the time!)

Chronology

El Salvador

  • Mathew Greer in Ahuachapán from 10-5-74 to 12-27-74
  • Val Dean Bell in Retalhuleu from 12-27-74 to 1-16-75
  • Matthew Fenn Hilton in Retalhuleu from 1-16-75 to 2-4-75

Guatemala

See various missionary assignment sheets.

Mathew Greer

Elder Mathew Greer

Elder Mathew Greer

Mathew Greer and his wife Terri in May 2014

Mathew Greer and his wife Terri in May 2014

Mathew Greer and his wife Terri in Dec 2017

Mathew Greer and his wife Terri in Dec 2017

Mathew and his wife served as mission president in the Mexico Xalapa Mission, July 2014- 2017. Mathew Charles Greer, 60, and Terrilyn Haynes Greer, four children, Elliot Ward, Gilbert Arizona Stake: Mexico Xalapa Mission, succeeding President Paulo Lopez and Sister Josefina Melo de Lopez. Brother and Sister Greer recently served as Perpetual Education Fund missionaries in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission. Brother Greer is a former stake Young Men president, bishop, stake executive secretary, institute teacher, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Guatemala/El Salvador Mission. Retired senior account manager, Alcon Labs. Born in Provo, Utah, to Charles Edward Greer and Barbara Ann Johnson Greer. Sister Greer is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women president, Relief Society compassionate service leader, temple ordinance worker and ward missionary. Born in Provo, Utah, to Lawrence Clark Haynes and Ardath LaRue Olsen Haynes.

Elder Terry Dalton

Elder Terry Dalton

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Elder Gordon R. Billings

Elder Gordon R. Billings

David Frischknecht

Elder David Lee Frischknecht, of Ogden, Utah

Elder David Lee Frischknecht, of Ogden, Utah

Elder Frischknecht’s nicknames were “Mellow Frischknecht” and “Frishmar” (because the people couldn’t say “Frischknecht” and they confused “Frischknecht” and “Richman”). His favorite line was “Keep Smiling.”

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Elder David Frischknecht vaccinating chickens in the marketplace in Patzicía, Guatemala, on Wednesday, February 19, 1975

Elders Richman, Frischknecht, and Argueta

Elders Richman, Frischknecht, and Argueta

Elder David Frischknecht in the apartment in Patzicia

Elder David Frischknecht in the apartment in Patzicia

Elder David Frischknecht practicing the harmonica in the apartment in Patzicía

Elder David Frischknecht practicing the harmonica in the apartment in Patzicía

Elder David Frischknecht playing the harmonica in Patzicía

Elder David Frischknecht playing the harmonica in Patzicía

Elder Frischknecht and Elder Richman preparing for a meeting in Itzapa

Elder Frischknecht and Elder Richman preparing for a meeting in Itzapa

David Frischknecht with a typical coat

David Frischknecht with a typical coat

Austin Choc, Elder David Frischknecht, and Cesar at the Calvario in Patzicía

Austin Choc, Elder David Frischknecht, and Cesar at the Calvario in Patzicía

Elder David Frischknecht with Magdelena, Florinda, and Rolando Choc

Elder David Frischknecht with Magdelena, Florinda, and Rolando Choc

Elder David Frischknecht's Birthday, October 1975

Elder David Frischknecht’s Birthday, October 1975

Telegram from David Frischknecht on my birthday. He was working in Tecpán at the time.

Telegram from David Frischknecht on my birthday. He was working in Tecpán at the time.

Telegram from Elder Frischknecht and Elder Choc (Chonecht) to the "chumps" Elders Richman and Argueta. The word "Phone" in the signature was code to phone them to confirm.

Telegram from Elder Frischknecht and Elder Choc (Chonecht) to the “chumps” Elders Richman and Argueta. The word “Phone” in the signature was code to phone them to confirm.

Telegram from Elder Frischknecht and Elder Martin on my "hump day" (one year mark).

Telegram from Elder Frischknecht and Elder Martin on my “hump day” (one year mark).

Telegram from Elders Frischknecht and Choc in Sumpango to Elders Taz Evans, Larry Richman, and Manuel Argueta in Comalapa

Telegram from Elders Frischknecht and Choc in Sumpango to Elders Taz Evans, Larry Richman, and Manuel Argueta in Comalapa

Telegram to Elder Richman about preparing acts for the fair in Tecpán

Telegram to Elder Richman about preparing acts for the fair in Tecpán

Christmas card from Elder Frischknecht, December 1975

Christmas card from Elder Frischknecht, December 1975

Elder Frischknecht's wedding announcement.

Elder Frischknecht’s wedding announcement.

Elder Frischknecht's wedding announcement.

Elder Frischknecht’s wedding announcement.

Samuel Schmutz

Elder Samuel Schmutz.

Elder Samuel Schmutz

Elder Samuel Schmutz.

Elder Samuel Schmutz.

 

Daniel Choc

Elder Daniel Choc

Elder Daniel Choc

Daniel Choc Xicay

Daniel Choc Xicay

Elder Choc studying

Elder Choc studying

Elder Daniel Choc Xicay was the first full-time LDS missionary from the town of Patzicía and the Church’s first native Cakchiquel-speaking missionary. Elder Choc died serving his people. Read a tribute to Elder Choc.

Christmas card in 1975 from Elder Choc to Elder Richman.

Christmas card in 1975 from Elder Choc to Elder Richman.

 

Gary W. Larson

Elder Gary W. Larson

Elder Gary W. Larson

Elder Larson's wedding announcement

Elder Larson’s wedding announcement

 

Luis Manuel Argueta

Elder Luis Manuel Argueta

Elder Luis Manuel Argueta

Elder Argueta went by “Manuel.” His nicknames were “El Manín” and “El Peli.”

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Telegram from Elder Argueta (Manin Peli Argueta) to me (Dance Manin Richman)

 

Bradley Wayne Hixson

Elder Bradley Wayne Hixon

Elder Bradley Wayne Hixon

 

Greg Sansom

Elder Greg Sansom

Elder Greg Sansom

Greg Sansom wedding announcement

Greg Sansom wedding announcement

Elder Garth Howard, photo March 18, 1975

Elder Garth Howard, photo March 18, 1975

Elder Howard studying

Elder Howard studying

Elder Howard and Elder Warnock

Elder Howard and Elder Warnock

Elder Howard's wedding announcement

Elder Howard’s wedding announcement

Elder Howard's wedding announcement

Elder Howard’s wedding announcement

Elder Howard and men on a bus in Tecpán, Guatemala

Elder Howard and men on a bus in Tecpán, Guatemala

Elder D Warnock, photo March 19, 1975

Elder D Warnock, March 19, 1975. His nickname was “D over-the-ball Warnock.”

Elder Warnock

Elder Warnock

Typical study hour in Patzicía. Elder Warnock, Elder Howard, Elder Frischknecht

Typical study hour in Patzicía. Elder Warnock, Elder Howard, Elder Frischknecht

Typical study hour in Patzicía. Elder Warnock, Elder Howard, and Elder Frischknecht. Elder Frischknecht: “I remember Larry and I sharing a room with Elders Warnock and Howard at a panadería in Patzicía. Larry’s bed was to the left of mine (if I was lying on my back); Elder Howard’s was to the right of mine and Elder Warnock’s to the right of his. We divided the words from Alma 38:12 into four parts and placed a phrase over each bed. Elder Warnock: Use boldness but not overbearing. Elder Howard: See that ye bridle all your passions. Mine: That ye may be filled with love (still working on that). Larry’s: See that ye refrain from idleness (That’s not been a problem for him).”

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Elder Richman in the room in Patzicía writing a letter home. My mother said she received a letter faithfully every week of my mission, except for a few that were delayed because of the earthquake in 1976.

Elder Warnock and Elder Frischknecht

Elder Warnock and Elder Frischknecht

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Elder Larry Richman’s passport photo. My nicknames were “Dance,” “Dancing Larry,” and “Beyon Achin.”

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Elder Larry Richman. Photo taken in El Salvador at the beginning of my mission.

Elder Larry Richman's missionary ID card

Elder Larry Richman’s missionary ID card

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The back of my missionary ID card listed the gamma globulin shots I got.

My missionary business card

My missionary business card

A picture my companions had made to say that my girlfiend KaLee Neal was always on my mind.

A picture my companions had made to say that my girlfiend KaLee Neal was always on my mind.

Elder Greg Martin

Elder Greg Martin

Elder Martin's wedding announcement

Elder Martin’s wedding announcement

Sister Cathy Hyer

Sister Cathy Hyer

Sister Martha Johnson

Sister Martha Johnson

Elder Steven Schmolinger

Elder Steven Schmolinger

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Terri (Teresa Kay) Turvaville served in Patzún.

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We climbed to the summit of the volcano Agua, which is 12,336 feet high.

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Elders Richman, Martin, and Frischknecht in Antigua, Guatemala in 1974 before a hike up the volcano Agua.

Elder Richman wearing typical Guatemalan coat, tie, and pants

Elder Richman wearing typical Guatemalan coat, tie, and pants

Elder Luis Manuel Argueta and Elder Larry Richman at Alfoto in Guatemala City on Christmas eve 1975

Elder Luis Manuel Argueta and Elder Larry Richman at Alfoto in Guatemala City on Christmas eve 1975

Elder Richman lip syncing "Eres Tú" at the missionary New Year's get-together, January 1976

Elder Richman lip syncing “Eres Tú” at the missionary New Year’s get-together, January 1976

On February 2, 1976, the Monday before the earthquake, Elders Robbins, Howard, Argueta, and I took a trip to Zaculeu, a Maya archaeological site about 4 kilometres outside of Huehuetenango. The site was occupied by Mayans from 250–600AD. Zaculeu was the capital of the Postclassic Mam kingdom and was conquered by the K’iche’ Kingdom of Q’umarkaj.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Howard, Richman, and Argueta

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Howard, Richman, and Argueta

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Howard, Richman, Argueta, and Robbins

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Howard, Richman, Argueta, and Robbins

Elder Howard at Zaculeu, February 2, 1976.

Elder Howard at Zaculeu, February 2, 1976.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Argueta, and Howard. Elder Argueta is displaying the embroidered butterfly on the back of his shirt.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Argueta, and Howard. Elder Argueta is displaying the embroidered butterfly on the back of his shirt (made by his mom).

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Argueta, Richman, and Robbins in the museum.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Argueta, Richman, and Robbins in the museum.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Howard, and Richman.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Howard, and Richman.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Howard, and Argueta.

At Zaculeu, February 2, 1976. Elders Robbins, Howard, and Argueta.

Elder Richman at Zaculeu

Elder Richman at Zaculeu

Elder Richman in Patzicía, Guatemala, wearing a shirt that Elder Argueta's mom embroidered.

Elder Richman in Patzicía, Guatemala, wearing a shirt that Elder Argueta’s mom embroidered.

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Posing in front of our tent, trying to look like José hippie

Posing in front of our tent, trying to look like José hippie

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Elders Richman and Argueta in Patzicía, Guatemala

Elders Richman and Argueta in Patzicía, Guatemala

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Elder Luis Manuel “El Manin” Argueta. We had some great late-night talks while we were tent mates at Camp Patzicía. He taught me a lot about Latin culture and the Latin way of seeing the world. Some nights it took tape to get us both to stop talking and go to sleep.

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Elder Richman in Comalapa, May 1976

Elder Richman in Comalapa, May 1976

Missionaries on a bus: Elders Larson, Schmollinger, Bernhardt, Richman, Argueta

Missionaries on a bus: Elders Larson, Schmollinger, Bernhardt, Richman, Argueta

Elder Argueta at Lake Atitlan

Elder Argueta at Lake Atitlan

Elder Larson next to a man in Chichicastenango

Elder Larson next to a man in Chichicastenango

Elder Larson and Victor at baptism in Rio Pixcaya

Elder Larson and Victor at baptism in Rio Pixcaya

Elder Argueta in the field

Elder Argueta in the field

Elders Evans, Frischknecht, and Martin at Lake Atitlan

Elders Evans, Frischknecht, and Martin at Lake Atitlan

Elder Argueta at Lake Atitlan

Elder Argueta at Lake Atitlan

Elder Warnock at Lake Atitlan

Elder Warnock at Lake Atitlan

Elders Argueta and Howard at Lake Atitlan

Elders Argueta and Howard at Lake Atitlan

Elders Richman and Argueta at Lake Atitlan, Christmas 1975

Elders Richman and Argueta at Lake Atitlan, Christmas 1975

Elder Richman at Lake Atitlan, Christmas 1975

Elder Richman at Lake Atitlan, Christmas 1975

Elders Richman and Argueta

Elders Richman and Argueta

Elder Argueta

Elder Argueta

Elders Argueta, Frischknecht, and Richman

Elders Argueta, Frischknecht, and Richman

Elders Evans, Howard, and Richman

Elders Evans, Howard, and Richman

Elder Argueta on the highway waiting for a bus to Guatemala City

Elder Argueta on the highway waiting for a bus to Guatemala City

"Missionaries

Elder Argueta writing letters

Elder Argueta writing letters

Elder Frischnecht, Elder Argueta, and Sister Hyer at the Hardees in Guatemala City

Elder Frischnecht, Elder Argueta, and Sister Hyer at the Hardees in Guatemala City

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Elder Bleak Powell and Sister Gladys Powell in a native blouse and skirt in 1975 by the church in Patzicía, Guatemala before the earthquake.

Missionaries who conducted a survey of Latter-day Saint members with Brother and Sister Lyons

Missionaries who conducted a survey of Latter-day Saint members with Brother and Sister Lyons

See the Christmas card from the mission December 1977-78. It has pictures of missionaries who were starting their mission when I finished mine. It also has some people from the Guatemalan wards I served in who where by then missionaries themselves. See the Christmas card from the mission December 1979. It has pictures of missionaries I met in Guatemala the summers following my mission and also some people from the Guatemalan wards I served in who where by then missionaries themselves.

Elder Julio Salazar of Guatemala City

Elder Julio Salazar of Guatemala City. His nickname was “Ma Julio.”

Julio Salazar and David Frischknecht in 2009

Julio Salazar and David Frischknecht in 2009