Joy F. Evans

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Beverly Joy Frewin Evans (January 31, 1926 – July 5, 2011) was a leader in the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). From 1984 to 1990, she was the first counselor to Barbara W. Winder, the Relief Society General President.

Beverly Joy Frewin was born in Salt Lake City, Utah into a Mormon family. She trained as a nurse at the University of Utah and worked at LDS Hospital and Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Evans married computer scientist David C. Evans in 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. She had ten children, seven of which lived to adulthood. One of her children is David F. Evans, who in 2005 became a general authority of the LDS Church. The Evans also partly raised two Native American children in their home through the Indian Placement Program.

Prior to her call as a counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, Evans served for over eight years as a member of the Relief Society General Board, as a stake and ward Relief Society president, and in other positions in the Relief Society, Primary and Young Women organizations.

Evans and her husband were LDS Church missionaries in the church's Tennessee Nashville Mission. After her husband's death, Evans served missions to the Preston England Temple and to the Manila Philippines Temple.



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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Marian R. Boyer
First Counselor in the general
presidency of the Relief Society

1984 – 1990
Succeeded by
Chieko N. Okazaki