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Elder Alexander B. Morrison, a scientist who fought against hunger and disease and later served in the Quorums of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for more than 14 years, died quietly at home on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was 87.

A convert who joined the church in 1950, Elder Morrison served in the British Isles/Africa, North America Southeast and Utah North area presidencies. As Utah North Area president, he was a frequent visitor to stake and regional conferences along the Wasatch Front.

He was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy in the April 1987 general conference, to the Second Quorum two years later and to the First Quorum again two years after that. He gained emeritus status at the October 2000 conference.

He was born Alexander Baillie Morrison on Dec. 22, 1930, in Edmonton, Alberta, a son of Alexander S. Morrison and Christina Wilson Morrison. At age 16, he enrolled in the University of Alberta and became a gold medalist in biochemistry.

It was while at the university that he met his wife-to-be, Shirley Brooks, and joined the LDS Church. They were married a week after their baptism and later sealed in the Alberta Temple. They are the parents of eight children, with 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

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