Church News: Deaths


T. Quentin Cannon, 88, former president of the South German and West German missions, died May 18 in Salt Lake City. An attorney by profession, he devoted many years of service to the Church. He was European counsel for the Church, a member of the General Melchizedek Priesthood Committee and General Board of YMMIA.He served six terms in the Utah House of Representatives, was a past president of the Salt Lake school board, and was president of the Salt Lake County Board of Recreation. He chaired the committee that built the original Utah Trade Technical College. President Gerald Ford appointed him to the National Highway Safety Advisory Council.


Wilbur Wallace Cox, 81, president of the Manti Temple from 1977 to 1985, died May 15.

He also served as president of the California Oakland Mission from 1968-1971, president of the Manti Stake from 1972-1977, and for six years as the first president of the Boston Stake, which was formed in 1962.

During World War II, he served as superintendent of training for all electronic equipment used by U.S. aircraft and by many allied air fleets. After the war, he became a consulting engineer, and later as a safety engineer for Sylvania Electric Products in New York City. He also was an insurance manager, and was president of an insurance company.


Rulon T. Hinckley, 96, former president of the French Mission, and former chairman of the Utah State Board of Education, died May 18, in Provo.

He served as mayor of Hinckley, Utah, during the 1930s, and served in the presidency of the Deseret Stake, with headquarters in Delta, Utah.

He was director of the Hawaiian Temple Information Center and was a patriarch in the Salt Lake Emigration Stake.

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