02 December 2008

Elder Wirthlin passed away

From the LDS Newsroom

SALT LAKE CITY 2 December 2008 Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, the oldest living apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,died last night, age 91.
Elder Wirthlin had gone to bed at his Salt Lake City home, and died peacefully at about 11:30 pm of causes incident to age. His oldest daughter, Jane Wirthlin Parker, was present. A member of the family had been staying and caring for Elder Wirthlin, whose wife, Elisa Young Rogers Wirthlin, died in 2006.
He had continued to work at his office right up until the Thanksgiving holiday.
Funeral arrangements will be announced.


Ashley said...

I hadn't heard yet - thanks for the info!

Audra and Levi said...

When wonderful people like him pass in old age, especially if their spouse has already passed, there is always a peace knowing that they are being reunited with their beloved!