Brigham Young University.
He then served in the United States Navy. Following this he earned a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. Wells married Meryl Leavitt and then four months later took a job with First National City Bank in South America.
He lived in Paraguay, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Meryl Wells died in a plane crash on December 11, 1960. From 1971 to 1976 he worked for the church"s central purchasing department.
Prior to his call as a general authority, Wells had served as a regional representative in several Latin American countries. In February 1977, Wells took up residence in Santiago, Chile, as the church"s area representative for Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
From 1998 to 2001, Wells was president of the church"s Santiago Chile Temple.
In 1976, he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and held this position until 1997, when he was designated an emeritus general authority.