Daniel Stanley Mehr II was born in Palo Alto, California, the third of four children. He served a mission in Argentina between 1973 and 1975. He studied business at BYU and played on the BYU basketball team as a freshman. Dan married Deborah Lucille Petersen in the Salt Lake Temple on February 20, 1976. Together they raised six children, four boys, and two girls. Dan owned various real estate companies during his business career in California, Arizona and Utah.
Dan’s wife Deborah passed away on January 2, 2007, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. He married Rebecca Olpin on September 13, 2007.
Dan has served in several bishoprics and as bishop of the Highland 23rd Ward, and on the high council as stake young men’s president. With his wife Rebecca, he has served as a public affairs missionary in the Caribbean Area and mission president of the West Indies Mission. He served as a district president of the Provo MTC and recently was released as an Area Seventy in the Utah Area.
Rebecca Olpin Mehr was raised in New York and Maryland. She served a mission in Bordeaux, France, and graduated in computer science from BYU, with a minor in music. She sang for eight years with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Prior to her marriage to Daniel, she worked for twenty years as a marketing executive in the computer industry and also for the Church History Department. Sister Mehr has served as a member of the Relief Society General Board, the Provo MTC Relief Society Council and the BYU Women’s Conference Committee.
Daniel and Rebecca Mehr are from Highland, Utah, and enjoy twenty-seven grandchildren.