Mildred Evans Ream

Mildred Evans Ream (1907–1979) was born in Spanish Fork and lived and worked in Utah Valley her entire life.She was proud of her pioneer heritage and Utah’s culture and though she loved to travel, always looked forward to coming home. A descendent of the Welsh pioneers who settled the area, she was actively involved in her community, where she held numerous positions and offices throughout her life.

Ms. Ream was a leader in countless civic organizations, held political office, and served in many church callings. She was the Spanish Fork correspondent for the Deseret News and Provo radio stations KONI and KOVO as well as a volunteer tour guide for senior citizens. She served in all these ways while raising two children as a single mother, caring for her elderly father and brother, and working a full-time job with Mountain Bell Telephone Company.

Ream was proud of her pioneer heritage and Utah’s culture. She loved sharing her knowledge and love for Utah and the West and for several years after retiring led tours for senior citizens through the US, Canada and abroad. Her nephew Hal Edison—who loved and appreciated his aunt for her intelligence, kindness, good humor and infectious laugh—made a donation to the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies in her name.