I am writing to correct an inaccuracy in an article in your paper that appeared Saturday, Sept. 27. It was titled "Singling out leadership," written by Carrie A. Moore. It stated that Sheri Dew was the "first single woman ever to serve as a member of any general auxiliary presidency." In the book "The Children's Friends," written by Janet Peterson and LaRene Gaunt, it tells of May Anderson, the second general Primary president, who never married but served faithfully over this wonderful children's organization. She served as president of the general Primary Auxiliary Organization from 1925-39. Prior to that call, she served in the general Primary Presidency.
I, too, rejoice that a single woman can lead in an organization of Relief Society women. It makes sense to have women of testimony serve on the general presidency level of the LDS auxiliaries, regardless of marital status. Sheri Dew is a wonderful example of a person who can accomplish great things through faith. However, I feel credit should also be paid for others who have also accomplished this great task while single.Michelle R. Allan