Our prayers are with Elder Craven's family.
After he decided to stop the blood transfusions that eased the symptoms of leukemia, Elder Rulon G. Craven, a nonagenarian emeritus General Authority Seventy of the LDS Church, made another difficult call.
Three weeks ago, he informed a priesthood leader in his congregation that he was going out one last time to visit widows, but that it would be the final time he could fulfill his assignment as a home teacher.
"It just broke his heart," said his son, Brent Craven.
Elder Craven, known for his belief in positive thinking and his personal warmth, entered hospice care a week later and died Monday at 3:15 a.m. in Centerville, Utah, at age 92.