Lewiston First Ward Clerk
Has Long Record of Service
George F. Rawlins will be released as Lewiston First ward clerk tomorrow. following his service In that capacity for 36 years, under seven different bishops.
Mr. Rawlins. who will be 65 years of age in a couple of weeks, says modestly, "I've enjoyed my work much." He is retiring from the job because of his health.
The congenial clerk says he has no idea how many thousands of certificates he has written during that long period of time. He has filled several volumes of minutes of meetings, and ward history records, which have been sent to Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Born in Lewiston, Dec. 4. 1880, a son of Franklin A. and Leona Leavitt Rawlins, he has lived there all his life, engaged in farming. For the past several years he has also kept records for the Cub River Irrigation Co. He plans to continue in this capacity.
Mrs. Rawlins is the former Nellie Lambert. The couple have two sons, three daughters, and five grandehildren. The one son lives in California, the other farms in Cache Valley. A married daughter lives In Logan another daughter is an army nurse and has just returned to the states from service in Europe; the third daughter is a WAVE, stationed in San Francisco.
Except when sickness has made it impossible, either Clerk Rawlins or Mrs. Rawlins has been in attendance at church each Sunday throughout the 36 years. The seven bishops whom he has served under are: A. L. Hyer G. A. Hogan, William, Hyer, Saul E. Hyer, David 0. Hendricks, Dow Lewis and Victor Waddoups.