Church News: Death

Thomas Osmond Call, former Oakland Temple president, died in his sleep early Thursday, March 10, 1994, at age 84.

A patriarch in the Oakland California Stake since June 28, 1984, he was a member of the Oakland 3rd Ward.Pres. Call received the bronze star during the Korean conflict where he served in the U.S. Army. In 1947, while in Korea, he organized the first servicemen branch of record in the Church. Past Church callings include Los Flores District president in the Central America Mission from 1956-59, and bishop of the San Francisco Ward from 1960-63. On Nov. 10, 1968, he was set apart as temple president by President N. Eldon Tanner, first counselor in the First Presidency. He served in that position, with his wife, Verna, as temple matron, until Nov. 1972.

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