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Patriarch Eldred G. Smith of the LDS Church is seen in this 2006 file photo. Smith died in 2013 at age 106.
4 Mormon figures who died in 2013
Remembrance » The longest-serving general authority and President Monson’s wife are among those who died.
First Published Dec 28 2013 04:46 pm • Last Updated Dec 28 2013 07:21 pm

Robert McKay • With his wife Frances, McKay operated McKay Diamonds on Main Street in Salt Lake City since 1949. He also was the son of Mormon church President David O. McKay. The younger McKay died May 11 at his home in Salt Lake. He was 92.

Frances Monson • The wife of Mormon church president Thomas Monson died May 17. Frances Monson was 85.

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Missionary deaths

Twelve Mormon missionaries died in 2013. Read The Tribune’s report from October: http://bit.ly/1bUnRcp

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Karl A. Quilter • The man who designed the majority of the Angel Moroni sculptures atop Mormon temples worldwide died Nov. 27. Quilter was 84.

Eldred G. Smith • At 106, Smith was the LDS Church’s oldest living and longest-serving general authority. Smith served for 32 years as Mormonism’s "presiding patriarch," a position passed to male descendants from the family of church founder Joseph Smith. Eldred Smith died April 4 at his home in Salt Lake City.


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