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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Joseph P Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Joseph B. Wirthlin, the Mormon church's oldest living apostle, has died. He was 91.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wirthlin died Monday at home of old age.
Wirthlin was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1986, about a decade after being called to full-time church service.
The quorum is the second tier of church leadership and is charged with various management responsibilities.
Wirthlin's other church posts included serving as a counselor to the Sunday school president, director of the church military relations committee, director of the church curriculum department and as an editor of church magazines.
He also led church operations in continental Europe, Britain, Ireland and Africa.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

I will miss him at Conference!
He's a sweet man.

Becky said...

I loved his football stories. They were funny and he always related them to gospel principles. I'll miss him.

Schenewarks said...

He came to our ward in CT when Tanner was a baby, and shook his hand. Then he told us that we'd shaken the hand of the man who had shaken the hand of a man who had shaken hands with Joseph Smith. I've always loved him since then.