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Friends, family and other loved ones gathered in Bountiful, Utah, on Oct. 21 for the funeral service of Sister Kathleen Johnson Eyring, celebrating her love of and commitment to her family as well as her quiet ministering, consecrated discipleship, and enduring and powerful dedication to the Savior Jesus Christ.
Sister Eyring, the wife of President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, died on Sunday, Oct. 15, following a long illness. She was 82. She is the mother of four sons — Henry, Stuart, Matthew and John — and two daughters — Elizabeth and Mary — and grandmother of 34 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 31 great-grandchildren.
In the midst of vibrant autumn foliage, the late-morning service was held in the ward meetinghouse that the Eyrings have called home for 45 years.
In a written tribute, President Russell M. Nelson described Sister Eyring as “a true woman of God.”
“We admire her remarkable life,” President Nelson wrote. “I speak for all members of the Church in expressing to you our deepest love and compassion at this sacred time.”
Recovering from a recent fall that injured the muscles in his lower back, President Nelson was unable to attend Saturday’s service. Instead, his remarks were read by President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, who also offered the concluding talk.
Also speaking were John Eyring and Mary Eyring, a son and daughter of President and Sister Eyring; and Elder Lance B. Wickman an emeritus General Authority Seventy and a long-time friend of the Johnson and Eyring families.
President and Sister Eyring’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren sang “I’m Trying To Be Like Jesus” and LoiAnne Eyring, Sister Eyring’s sister-in-law, performed a violin solo of “O, Divine Redeemer.” Prayers were offered by Matthew Eyring and Elizabeth Peters, another son and daughter of President and Sister Eyring. Oldest son Henry J. Eyring dedicated the grave. Linda Margetts provided the prelude and postlude music.
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