Clara W. Beebe
|Clara W. Beebe|
|Second Counselor in the general presidency of the Primary|
|1906 – 1925|
|Called by||Louie B. Felt|
|Predecessor||Josephine R. West|
|Successor||Isabelle S. Ross|
|Born||Clara M. Woodruff
July 23, 1868
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
|Died||November 27, 1927
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Cause of death||appendicitis|
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Residence||July 23, 1868 – December 27, 1927|
|Alma mater||University of Deseret|
|Spouse||Ovando C. Beebe|
Clara Martishia Woodruff Beebe (July 23, 1868 – December 27, 1927) was the second counselor in the general presidency of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1905 to 1925.
Clara M. Woodruff was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. She was the daughter of Wilford Woodruff and his one of his plural wives, Emma Smith Woodruff. Clara married Ovando C. Beebe, with whom she had eight children.
Clara Beebe attended the University of Deseret. She had served in leadership positions of ward and stake primaries before being called to the Primary General Board in 1904. In 1905, she was asked by the general president of the Primary, Louie B. Felt, to replace Josephine R. West as her second counselor. Beebe served in this capacity until the presidency was dissolved in 1925 when Felt stepped down due to ill health. From this time until her death, Beebe again was a member of the General Board of the Primary.
As a member of the general presidency, Beebe oversaw the performance of baptisms for the dead by Primary-age children.
- 2008 Deseret News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News, 2007) p. 122.
- Andrew Jenson. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia. 2:805; 4:247.
- Encyclopedia of Mormonism, appendix 1, p. 1632.