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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.

He served as the Young Men general president from 1985-1990. He also presided over the Texas San Antonio Mission (1976-1978) and four Areas of the Church.

After becoming an Emeritus General Authority, Elder Featherstone served as president of the Logan Utah Temple from 2002 to 2005.

To read more about Elder Featherstone’s life on the LDS Church News, click here.