It’s just an ordinary magazine cover, this Instructor from November 1952. You’ll recognize that this picture is taken on the grounds of the Salt Lake Temple, with the Joseph Smith statue that is in the garden there. The man on the left, standing next to the woman, is Richard J. Marshall, a newly returned missionary from the Hawaiian Mission. The young couple with him are converts from Hawaii, sealed in the Salt Lake Temple the year before, who had been in Salt Lake City while the husband studied at the University of Utah and the wife taught school.
You recognize them, right? No?
Maybe you’d recognize the sister from these book covers:
In 1952, Chieko N. Okazaki wasn’t even fully named in the caption for that month’s cover:
“The theme of The Instructor this month is storytelling. For an appropriate front cover subject photographer Ray G. Jones took a picture of Elder Richard J. Marshall, who recently returned from the Hawaiian mission, and Brother and Sister Edward Y. Okazaki, recent converts to the Church, whose home is in Wailuku on the Island of Maui. As they stand before the statue of Joseph Smith on Temple Square, Elder Marshall is recounting to his friends the story of the Prophet and the restoration of the Gospel.
“Brother Okazaki was graduated this year from the University of Utah, majoring in social work. While he attended school, his wife served in Salt Lake City as an exchange teacher from the Islands. both have been happy in Salt Lake City and have been very active in ward and stake organizations.
“Though they are the listeners in this picture, Brother and Sister Okazaki have many interesting stories to tell about their own experiences in the Church.”