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President Monson Bids Farewell to Lifelong Friend: "I'm a Better Man for Having Had Elder Rudd at My Side"

by | Jan. 05, 2017

Mormon Life

“I can't tell you the many times that I called Glen and asked, 'Will you come with me to, say, Samoa or Tahiti?'” remembered President Monson at Elder Glen L. Rudd's funeral. “He would say, 'I'll be ready and I'll be with you.'”

President Thomas S. Monson bid farewell Wednesday to his lifelong friend, fellow church leader and frequent traveling companion, Elder Glen L. Rudd.

“We were bishops together, we were (mission) presidents together, we were General Authorities together and we traveled all over the world together,” he said at the conclusion of Elder Rudd's funeral services at the Kenwood 2nd Ward chapel.

Elder Rudd died Friday, Dec. 30, at age 98. An emeritus General Authority, he was a trusted friend and confidant to a long list of presidents and apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He accompanied President Monson and dozens of other church leaders on assignments across the globe.

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