Latter-day Saint Life

Emeritus General Authority Vaughn J. Featherstone Dies at 87


We are grateful for Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone's service in the Church. He is survived by his wife, Merlene Miner Featherstone; six of their seven children; 33 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone — an emeritus General Authority, former temple president, and beloved youth leader — died Saturday night at his home in Bountiful, Utah.

He was 87.

A native of the Tooele County, Utah, town of Stockton, Elder Featherstone served 29 years as a General Authority — as a member of the Presiding Bishopric from 1972 to 1976, and as a General Authority Seventy from 1976 to 2001.

Elder Featherstone possessed a renowned love for the young people of the Church. He was a popular speaker and author, focusing many of his messages on the youth and their many challenges and gospel opportunities.

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