Former LDS General Relief Society President Barbara B. Smith passes away

by | Sep. 14, 2010

Mormons We Know

Former LDS Church Relief Society General President Barbara Bradshaw Smith has died.

In October 1974, then president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Spencer W. Kimball called her to serve as the Relief Society's 10th general president, a calling she held for nearly 10 years.

She served during a time of national conflict over the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. She dined with two U.S. presidents and traveled widely to speak to Church sisters around the world.

She also played an important part in planning and dedicating the Relief Society's Monument to Women in Nauvoo, Ill., her family told the Deseret News.

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