Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at about 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.
Funeral services for President Packer will be held Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MST in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. The services will be open to the public.
Services will also be broadcast live at Deseret News.com, on KSL TV 5.2 and via LDS.org, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, BYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, and on the Church satellite system. Audio broadcasts will air on KSL radio, BYU Classical 89 and BYU-Radio. Broadcasts will be in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
“He was truly an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. From the crown of his head to the soles of his feet, he represented the Savior of the world,” said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Watch the video below, “President Boyd K. Packer: The Artistry of an Apostle.”
President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time of his passing, a position he held since February 3, 2008. The next most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve is Elder Russell M. Nelson.
For decades, President Packer declared the gospel of Jesus Christ and played a critical role in the growth and development of the global Church, which now numbers more than 15 million members.
- Read more and see more photos in the article “President Boyd K. Packer Dies At Age 90.”
- Read 45 powerful general conference quotes by President Boyd K Packer.
- Excellent overview of President Packer’s life by Tad Walch