Latter-day Saint Life

Longtime Church Spokesman Passes Away at Age 85


Don LeFevre, a frequently quoted former spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died of natural causes Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, surrounded by his children. He was 85 years old.

He worked 36 years in public relations for the Church — first as an account executive and copy writer for the Salt Lake City advertising firm David W. Evans & Associates, with the Church as his primary account for more than a decade, and later when the Church created its own public relations office in 1973.

Brother LeFevre handled media questions about policy and doctrine, arranged for interviews, conducted press conferences and hosted national and international media visiting the Church in Salt Lake City.

He was public relations director for Church exhibits at the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York City; Hemisfair ’68 in San Antonio, Texas; and Expo ’75 in Spokane, Washington, as well as at the Hill Cumorah Pageant from 1967 to 1976. 

Article by Scott Taylor, image from Church News.
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