Marianne Clark Sharp, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of the LDS Church, died Tuesday in Salt Lake City. She was 88.
Mrs. Sharp is the daughter of the late President J. Reuben Clark, a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Luacine Savage Clark. She was appointed to the Relief Society general presidency in April of 1945 after serving five years on the Relief Society General Board.She was also appointed associate editor of the Relief Society Magazine in 1943 and became editor in 1945. She held that position until the magazine terminated in January, 1971.
Mrs. Sharp graduated from the University of Utah in 1924 and later taught Latin classes there. In 1927, she married Ivor Sharp, and they became the parents of three daughters. He died June 4, 1972.
In 1974, she received an honorary doctorate of humanities from Brigham Young University. She also served as a member of the board of governors of LDS Hospital and Primary Children's Medical Center.
Mrs. Sharp also served as a member of the General Deseret Industries Committee, the Presiding Bishopric's Training Committee, was a delegate to the International Council of Women and was a consultant to the Ensign magazine.