Elder Ronald T. Halverson, LDS General Authority and Utah Legislator, Dies at Age 80

by | Feb. 27, 2017

Mormon Life

What a life of love and of service. We are praying for Elder Halverson's family.

Elder Ronald T. Halverson, 80, a plumbing contractor and former Utah legislator who served for eight years as an LDS Church general authority, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Elder Halverson, former president of Halverson Mechanical Inc., was sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy at April 1998 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a counselor and president in the Pacific Islands Area presidency and later a counselor in the North America East Area presidency. He was released from the Seventy on Sept. 30, 2006.

Elder Halverson also served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1967 to 1978, then four years in the Senate. He was majority whip and majority leader in the House and was a strong advocate for then-Weber State College.

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