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Emeritus General Authority Vaughn J. Featherstone Dies at 87

We are grateful for Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone's service in the Church. He is survived by his wife, Merlene Miner Featherstone; six of their seven children; 33 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone — an emeritus General Authority, former temple president, and beloved youth leader — died Saturday night at his home in Bountiful, Utah.

He was 87.

A native of the Tooele County, Utah, town of Stockton, Elder Featherstone served 29 years as a General Authority — as a member of the Presiding Bishopric from 1972 to 1976, and as a General Authority Seventy from 1976 to 2001.

Elder Featherstone possessed a renowned love for the young people of the Church. He was a popular speaker and author, focusing many of his messages on the youth and their many challenges and gospel opportunities.

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