Julie B. Beck - Biography

Biography

Born in Granger, Utah to William Grant Bangerter and Geraldine Hamblin, Beck grew up in Utah and in São Paulo, Brazil, where her father served as a mission president for the LDS Church for five years. Beck attended Dixie College and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in family science. On 28 December 1973, she married Ramon P. Beck in the Salt Lake Temple.

In October 2002, Beck was called to be the First Counselor to Susan W. Tanner in the Young Women general presidency of the LDS Church. Beck served in this capacity until her call in 2007 as the general president of the Relief Society, succeeding Bonnie D. Parkin.

Beck was the fifteenth general president of the Relief Society since it was organized in 1842. As the Relief Society General President, Beck was an ex officio member of the Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System and was also a member of the executive committee of the Boards of Trustees/Education. Beck's two counselors were Silvia Henriquez Allred and Barbara Thompson.

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