Marian R. Boyer

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Marian Louise Richards Boyer was a counselor to Relief Society general president Barbara B. Smith. She also served as a member of the Relief Society general board and as a ward and stake Relief Society president in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

During her service in the Relief Society general presidency, the Monument to Women was erected at the Nauvoo Visitors' Center.

Richards was born on December 31, 1912, and traveled with her parents, LeGrand and Ina Jane Richards to the Netherlands where he presided over the Netherlands Mission. Because she was an infant, she learned Dutch as her first language. They returned to Utah in 1916. She contracted rheumatic fever as a young girl and during her long convalescence she became proficient in sewing and knitting and later acquired other homemaking skills, which she shared with others throughout her life. She attended the University of Utah before her marriage to Harold Reynolds Boyer in 1931. They became the parents of five children.

Marian and Hal Boyer served as directors of the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center from 1985 to 1986. She passed away on September 25, 1997.