Friday, 03 July 2015
- President Boyd K. Packer dies at age 90 (LDS Newsroom)
Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.
- President Packer Spent His Life Sharing His Gifts with Others (Church News)
President Boyd K. Packer, who passed away July 3, 2015, spent his life sharing his gifts with others. He was a teacher, a soldier, an artist, a father, a grandfather, and a true disciple and Apostle of Jesus Christ.
- President Boyd K. Packer, champion of families, master teacher, resolute defender of LDS doctrine, dies at 90 (Deseret News - Utah)
President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and next in line to be president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday surrounded by family at home at about 2 p.m. He was 90.
- Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies — a man of wit, known for tough talk (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Longtime Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer seemed a man of contradictions.
He was an educator who was wary of intellectuals, a theological purist who spoke more candidly about sexual issues than most LDS authorities, a sometimes-stern speaker from the pulpit who tended to be lighthearted, witty and playful at home, and a tough-talking administrator who spent his off-hours carving birds and ducks out of wood.
4 And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God.
Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is."
"Becoming Perfect in Christ" - Elder Gerrit W. Gong, July 2014