Elder Haskell was born in Ely, Nevada to Arnold Elonzo and Ida Harward
Haskell. His early years were spent on a farm near Payson, Utah and at
the ranch on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake and in also in Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Elder Haskell served a stake mission and then as a missionary and in
the mission presidency in the New Zealand South Mission. He has served
in ward and stake youth leadership, on stake high councils, bishoprics,
stake mission presidencies, as high priest group leader, and as a
branch president at the Provo Missionary Training Center. Elder and
Sister Haskell were also service missionaries at the Provo MTC.
Elder Haskell was a seminary teacher at Kearns High, Liahona High in
Tonga, at the Church College in New Zealand, at Jordon High and
Pleasant Grove High. He taught science and math in the Davis, Granite
and Alpine School Districts.
Elder Haskell married Karen Naoma Rydman. They are the parents of seven
children and twenty seven grandchildren. Their home is in the
Riverwoods Ward of the Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake.
Sister Haskell was born in Salt Lake City to Arthur Emil and Naoma
Kistie Brown Rydman. She grew up in downtown Salt Lake City. She has
served in various teaching and leadership callings at ward and stake
levels for the Primary, Young Women’s, Relief Society and held
Sister Haskell is a former elementary teacher in Utah. She also
substituted for the Church Education System in the Tongan Islands.
Prior to coming to Cove Fort to serve with her husband, she was
volunteering as a reading tutor in her home.