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News Release — 5 April 2013

First Presidency Expresses Condolences
At Passing of Patriarch Eldred G. Smith

Salt Lake City — 

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today on the passing of Eldred G. Smith, who served as Patriarch to the Church from 1947 to 1979:

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The Church lost a valued friend and respected leader with the passing of Patriarch Eldred G. Smith. He was a man who lived a Christ-centered life as he faithfully served as Patriarch to the Church. We pray for the Lord’s blessing to be upon his family at this tender time.

Also read Church News and Events Article: "Church Patriarch Elder Eldred G. Smith Dies at 106"

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