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Race, Religion & Social Justice

Frances J. Monson Remembered by Faithful Gathered in the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Bob Nelson


Hundreds of mourners gathered at the LDS Tabernacle in Temple Square Thursday to remember Frances J. Monson, the wife of President Thomas S Monson, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Ann M. Dibb says her mother used her quiet manner to show her deep conviction and strength of her faith.

“As a family we are so grateful to Frances Monson for her legacy, a legacy of humility, service, faithfulness and love,” Dibb said.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang traditional hymns throughout the service.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the LDS Church says the love President and Sister Monson had for one another was enjoyed and shared with the faithful across great distances.

“President Monson once said of his wife, ’I could not have asked for a more loyal, loving and understanding companion.’”  Uchtdorf said, “Whenever he spoke of the miraculous strength and mighty power of wives and mothers, I knew he was thinking of his sweet, eternal companion, Frances.”

Sister Monson passed away early Friday morning May 17th, at the age of 85. She was laid to rest Thursday afternoon at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


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