The Last Word Emeritus General Authority and Secretary to Apostles Elder Craven Spoke to His Granddaughter Before Dying at 92

by | Feb. 09, 2017

Mormon Life

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.

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