Plane Crash Kills Four LDS Family Members, 5-Year-Old Survives

by | Jun. 13, 2015

News from Utah

Four members of a prominent Provo family were killed when their plane crashed in Missouri Friday morning, and members of their community and the LDS congregation the father presided over as a bishop are mourning the loss.

Mark Openshaw and his wife Amy both died in the crash, along with two children: 15-year-old Tanner and 11-year-old Ellie. A 5-year-old child was also injured, but survived.

Mark and Amy Openshaw were both just 43 years old.

The entire family was well-known in this neighborhood on Provo’s east bench, where Mark served as the Bishop of his ward, which is a local congregation of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Neighbor Kris Pinegar said: “My first response was, ‘No, dear God: Why them?”

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