Emma Lou Warner Thayne, noted LDS writer and poet, passed away Saturday after a lifetime of service to her family and the Salt Lake community.
Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed his condolences of Thayne's passing Saturday.
"I am saddened at the passing of my friend, Emma Lou Warner Thayne, a multi-talented and caring individual whose outstanding contributions in literature, in education and in other endeavors have done much to enlighten and to inspire. She will be greatly missed. I join with countless others in extending my deepest condolences to her dear husband Mel and to her entire family."
William B. Smart, former editor of the Deseret News, recalled Thayne's dedication to honesty and accuracy in journalism.