Belva Barlow Ashton

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Belva Barlow Ashton was a member of the Relief Society general board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for sixteen years, during which time she helped oversee the dedication activities of the Monument to Women Memorial Garden in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Belva was born on February 26, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was an honor graduate of the University of Utah. She served in many civic activities, including the Utah Symphony Guild, the American Association of Women, the University of Utah Alumni Board, the National Advisory Council of the Brigham Young University School of Business, and the Board of Trustees for Westminster College.

She served as secretary to former U.S. Senator Arthur V. Watkins, and to Dr. Henry Eyring when he was dean of the University of Utah Graduate School.

She married Wendell J. Ashton in 1964 and became the second mother to his six children. A year later, they had one daughter. She served with her husband as he presided over the England London Mission.

She passed away on October 8, 1999.