Josephine Richards West
|Josephine Richards West|
|Second Counselor in the general presidency of the Primary|
|1895 – 1905|
|Called by||Louie B. Felt|
|Predecessor||Clara C. M. Cannon|
|Successor||Clara W. Beebe|
May 25, 1853
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
|Died||April 23, 1933
Logan, Utah, United States
|Cause of death||pneumonia|
|Resting place||Ogden City Cemetery
|Spouse||Joseph A. West|
Franklin L. West
|Parents||Franklin D. Richards
Richards was a member of the general board of the Primary Association of the LDS Church from 1893 until her death. In 1896, she succeeded Clara C. M. Cannon as second counselor to Louie B. Felt in the general presidency of the Primary. West served in this capacity until 1905, when she was succeeded by Clara W. Beebe.
West was a suffragist and twice served as a delegate from Utah Territory to women's suffrage conferences in Washington, D.C.
West was the mother of Franklin L. West, a leader and educator in the LDS Church.
- Andrew Jenson. Latter-day Saints Biographical Encyclopedia 4:303.
- Quinn, D. Michael (January 1980). "They Served: The Richards Legacy in the Church". Ensign (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Retrieved May 30, 2012.