Clara W. McMaster

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Clara McMaster with her husband, J. Stuart McMaster

Clara Elizabeth Watkins McMaster was a vocalist and composer. She is known for “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” “Reverently, Quietly,” “Kindness Begins with Me,” “Choose the Right Way,” “Remember the Sabbath Day,” and “My Heavenly Father Loves Me”—beloved Primary songs that were included in the Children's Songbook. “Teach Me to Walk in the Light” was also included in the 1985 Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Clara served on the Primary General Board for fourteen years. She sang in the Tabernacle Choir for twenty-three years. She served with her husband when he presided over the Kansas-Missouri Mission of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was born on October 30, 1904, in Beaver Dam, Utah. She attended Utah State University and married her high school sweetheart, J. Stuart McMaster. They were the parents of four children. Over more than sixty years, Clara and her husband sang thousands of duets in community and church gatherings, funerals, and missionary farewells. In 1978, they were honored with the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Award from Brigham Young University for their musical service.

She died on March 18, 1997.