Church News: Deaths

Robert H. Walker, 78, former regional representative and former president of Calgary Alberta Stake - and a son-in-law of President Ezra Taft Benson - died May 10, 1998, in Calgary.

A medical doctor, he was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, chief resident in cardiovascular surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital, senior fellow in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Calgary. At the Cleveland Clinic, he developed with others the popular coronary bypass operation.He was team doctor for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and the doctor for the Canadian Alpine Club.

Arthur H. Strong, 82, former president of the Chile Santiago Temple from 1985-88, died May 13, 1998, in Sandy, Utah. He worked in the Church's Missionary Department for many years and was a temple sealer for 27 years. He served as president of the Argentine Mission from 1963-66, and was a bishop twice. While working for the Missionary Department, he worked with couples serving at visitors centers, and previously supervised Missionary Services for 12 years.

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