3031

Elder Jack H. Goaslind Jr., Mormon emeritus general authority, dies at 83

Elder Jack H. Goaslind Jr., 83, an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Salt Lake City.

He served as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy for two decades, twice as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and as counselor in the LDS Church's Aaronic Priesthood MIA general presidency and later as the general Young Men president.

He is survived by his wife, Gwen Caroline Bradford Goaslind, and their six children. Funeral services are pending.

A prominent Salt Lake businessman before his call to full-time church service, Elder Goaslind was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy at the fall 1978 general conference. He served in the Presidency of the Seventy twice — from October 1985 to August 1987 and again from August 1995 through August 1998. He received emeritus status at the October 1998 general conference.

Read the rest of this story at deseretnews.com
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com