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The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized solely for historical, educational, and public purposes and is completely non-political and non-sectarian. It is dedicated to perpetuating the names and achievements of those men, women, and children who founded Utah. They seek to encompass a broad scope of services ranging from the preservation of historic landmarks to the education of thousands of school children and other citizens about their pioneer forebears. Join us in welcoming this year's queen and attendants for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.


Queen - Erma Fowers Smith

Erma was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Hooper, Utah to Leslie G. Fowers and Harriet Griffin Fowers. She grew on a farm with her three brothers and learned the art of hard work.  Her grandfather, Jesse Fowers, was among the first settlers in Hooper. She married Philip Herrick Smith (deceased) and has two children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. During the first 25 years of her marriage she lived in many places as her husband served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. She was very happy when they returned to live in Ogden. Erma has been a member of the DUP organization for 36 years. She is a charter member of Camp Fernwood, being the first Captain of this camp. She presently is a member of Nob Hill Camp.  She has served in many positions in the DUP organization. She is proud to be a Daughter of Utah Pioneers and has shown great dedication to this organization. She has served as a volunteer at the McKay Hospital for 16 years. Her church service includes serving two missions with her husband and serving as an ordinance worker in the Ogden LDS Temple. Her first appearance in the Ogden parade was at the age of 16, riding her horse.  Now many years later she is going to enjoy this great honor representing the Weber County Daughters during the Ogden 24th of July celebration.


1st Attendant - Dorothy Kimber Covieo

Dorothy was born Aug 8, 1924 in Grouse Creek, Utah, to Winfred Charles and Olive Tanner Kimber. Her grandfathers were among the first settlers in this area. They knew the grass was tall and good feed for cattle. She was married to Alfred R. Covieo (deceased) and has six children, 25 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren. She finds great joy in her family. Dorothy has been a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for 56 years. She was the first secretary/treasurer for Camp Nob Hill and has served in this position for 30 years.  She has been a great example of dedicated service to this organization. Dorothy has shared her musical talent in the community for many years. She has been a pianist at the Senior Center and presently is a pianist at the McKay Hospital. At the age of 92, she is still very active and continues to serve her community and church in various ways. She is delighted to represent the Daughters of Utah Pioneers during the pioneer celebration.


2nd Attendant - Madelyn Evans

Madelyn Thomas Evans was born in Lyman, Wyo., to Archie Thomas and Sylvia Walker Thomas.  Her pioneer ancestors worked hard to establish a ranch and later build a hotel. She is very proud of her pioneer ancestors. Relatives still reside at the ranch and for 50 years a reunion is held at this site. Madelyn married Marvin Evans in 1960 and they have five children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is truly a modern-day pioneer. After raising her children, she assumed the responsibility of raising grandchildren in her home and at the present time is providing loving care to a great-grandchild. Madelyn has been a member of the DUP organization for 36 years. During this time, she has been music leader, Vice Captain and most notable the Captain of Camp Eden for 14 years. She was instrumental in forming a committee to design and build the Daughters of Utah Pioneer monument located in the Eden Park. She and her husband were Junior Posse leaders in the valley for 10 years, devoting many hours to the youth. Madelyn is very excited and honored to be an attendant, representing the Daughters of Utah Pioneers 24th of Julycelebration.




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