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Emeritus General Authorities


The following announcement was made by the First Presidency in General Conference on September 30, 1978:  “After a long period of prayerful consideration and counsel, extending, indeed, over several years, we announce a new and specific status to be given from time to time to brethren of our associates in the General Authorities. We announce that some brethren have been designated as emeritus members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. These brethren are not being released but will be excused from active service. It is out of consideration for the personal well-being of the individuals, and with deep appreciation for their devoted service, that this designation will be given from time to time to designated members of the General Authorities.”


  General Authority       Date granted emeritus status      Date of death     Age at death

01. James A Cullimore             30 Sep 1978                14 Jun 1986          80
02. Henry D Taylor                30 Sep 1978                24 Feb 1987          83
03. S Dilworth Young              30 Sep 1978                09 Jul 1981          83
04. Sterling W Sill               31 Dec 1978                25 May 1984          91
05. Joseph Anderson               31 Dec 1978                13 Mar 1992         102
06. William H Bennett             31 Dec 1978                23 Jul 1980          69          
07. John H Vandenberg             31 Dec 1978                03 Jun 1992          87
08. Eldred G Smith (patriarch)    06 Oct 1979                04 Apr 2013         106
09. Bernard P Brockbank           04 Oct 1980                11 Oct 2000          91
10. O Leslie Stone                04 Oct 1980                26 Apr 1986          82
11. William Grant Bangerter       30 Sep 1989                08 Apr 2010          91
12. Victor L Brown                30 Sep 1989                26 Mar 1996          81
13. Theodore M Burton             30 Sep 1989                22 Dec 1989          82
14. Royden G Derrick              30 Sep 1989                07 Dec 2009          94
15. Paul H Dunn                   30 Sep 1989                09 Jan 1998          73
16. J Thomas Fyans                30 Sep 1989                18 May 2008          90
17. Rex C Reeve                   30 Sep 1989                18 Jul 2005          90
18. Robert L Simpson              01 Oct 1989                15 Apr 2003          87
19. Francis M Gibbons             02 Oct 1991                16 Jul 2016          95
20. Robert L Backman              03 Oct 1992                  living
21. Marion D Hanks                03 Oct 1992                05 Aug 2011          89
22. Lynn A Sorensen               03 Oct 1992                04 Jan 2017          97
23. Jacob de Jager                02 Oct 1993                25 Feb 2004          81
24. Adney Y Komatsu               02 Oct 1993                23 Feb 2011          87
25. H Burke Peterson              02 Oct 1993                14 Apr 2013          89
26. Hartman Rector, Jr            01 Oct 1994                  living
27. Ted E Brewerton               30 Sep 1995                  living
28. Hans B Ringger                30 Sep 1995                18 Oct 2010          85
29. Carlos E Asay                 05 Oct 1996                10 Apr 1999          72

30. J Richard Clarke              04 Oct 1997                  living 
31. Dean L Larsen                 04 Oct 1997                  living
32. Robert E Wells                04 Oct 1997                  living
33. Jack H Goaslind               03 Oct 1998                27 Apr 2011          83
34. W Eugene Hansen               03 Oct 1998                05 Nov 2016          88
35. James M Paramore              03 Oct 1998                  living
36. Ronald E Poelman              03 Oct 1998                19 Nov 2011          83
37. Joe J Christensen             02 Oct 1999                  living
38. Andrew W Peterson             02 Oct 1999                31 Dec 2003          56
39. F Enzio Busche                07 Oct 2000                  living
40. Loren C Dunn                  07 Oct 2000                16 May 2001          70
41. Alexander B Morrison          07 Oct 2000                  living
42. John K Carmack                06 Oct 2001                  living
43. Vaughn J Featherstone         06 Oct 2001                  living
44. L Lionel Kendrick             06 Oct 2001                  living
45. Rex D Pinegar                 06 Oct 2001                  living
46. L Aldin Porter                06 Oct 2001                  living
47. Benjamin B Banks              05 Oct 2002                  living
48. Cree-L Kofford                05 Oct 2003                  living
49. Angel Abrea                   05 Oct 2003                  living
50. William R Bradford            05 Oct 2003                  living
51. John H Groberg                01 Oct 2005                  living
52. David E Sorenson              01 Oct 2005                  living
53. F Melvin Howard               01 Oct 2005                  living
54. Harold G Hillam               01 Oct 2005                27 Mar 2012          77
55. F Burton Howard               01 Oct 2005                  living
56. Wm Rolfe Kerr                 06 Oct 2007                  living
57. Merrill J Bateman             06 Oct 2007                  living
58. Robert K Dellenbach           06 Oct 2007                  living
59. Monte J Brough                06 Oct 2007                20 Sep 2011          72
60. Gene R Cook                   06 Oct 2007                  living
61. Earl C Tingey                 04 Oct 2008                  living
62. Sheldon F Child               04 Oct 2008                  living

63. Lynn A Mickelsen                04 Oct 2009                   living

64. Charles Didier                  04 Oct 2009                   living

65. John M Madsen                   04 Oct 2009                   living 

66. Dennis Neuenschwander           04 Oct 2009                   living

67. Spencer J Condie              02 Oct 2010                  living
68. Bruce C Hafen                 02 Oct 2010                  living
69. Kenneth Johnson               02 Oct 2010                  living
70. Glenn L Pace                  02 Oct 2010                16 May 2016

71. Lance B Wickman               02 Oct 2010                  living

72. Richard G Hinckley              01 Oct 2011                   living

73. Yoshihiko Kikuchi               01 Oct 2011                   living

74. Cecil O Samuelson               01 Oct 2011                   living

75. Gary J Coleman                  01 Oct 2011                   living

76. Carl B Pratt                    01 Oct 2011                   living

77. H David Burton                  31 Mar 2012                   living

78. Richard C Edgley                31 Mar 2012                   living

79. Keith B McMullin                31 Mar 2012                   living

80. Jay E Jensen                    06 Oct 2012                   living

81. Keith K Hilbig                  06 Oct 2012                   living

82. Marlin K Jensen                 06 Oct 2012                   living

83. Octaviano Tenorio               06 Oct 2012                   living

84. John B Dickson                  05 Oct 2013                   living

85. Paul E Koelliker                05 Oct 2013                   living

86. F Michael Watson                05 Oct 2013                   living

87. Carlos H Amado                  04 Oct 2014                   living

88. William R Walker                04 Oct 2014                   living

89. Don R Clarke                    05 Oct 2015                   living

90. Koichi Aoyagi                   05 Oct 2015                   living

91. Bruce A Carlson                 05 Oct 2015                   living

92. Daniel L Johnson                01 Oct 2016                   living

93. Jairo Mazzagardi                01 Oct 2016                   living

94. Kent F Richards                 01 Oct 2016                   living

95. Francisco J Vinas               01 Oct 2016                   living

96. Stanley G Ellis                 03 Oct 2017                   living

97. W Craig Zwick                   03 Oct 2017                   living

98. Larry R Lawrence                03 Oct 2017                   living

99. Glen L Rudd                     05 Oct 2015                30 Dec 2016          98

100. Rulon G Craven                 05 Oct 2015                06 Feb 2017          92

101. Ronald T Halverson             05 Oct 2015                24 Feb 2017          80


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