Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Elder Wirthlin Passes Away

Elder Joseph Wirthlin of the Quorum of the 12 apostles passed away this morning at the age of 91. Like many other members of the LDS church, Wirthlin is a voice that has followed me throughout my life. I love conference, and I've loved his remarks. His grandaughter married my cousin and I was privileged to shake his hand at thier wedding reception. He was a very kind, intelligent, and obviously service-oriented man, a cousin to Gordon B. Hinckley and a father of eight children. He will be greatly missed. His wife died about two years ago, and I can only imagine the joy he is feeling at that reuinion. Men such as himself, and woman, that give so much for so long are truly inspiring.

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hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Amen to that!

Karlene said...

I was just reading his last conference talk yesterday. I love that talk. It's one of my favs from conference. He will be missed.

An Ordinary Mom said...

"Come what may and love it." I adored his last conference talk. He will be sorely missed.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you for sharing your own personal memory of Elder Wirthlin. I really enjoyed it.