Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. - James 1:27
"Some months ago a 90-year-old patriarch and dear friend of my own father was quietly laid to rest in this valley," Elder Richard P. Lindsay of the Seventy said at April 1990 general conference."My father passed away during the height of the Great Depression in 1932, and 10 days later my oldest brother, age 14, died. During 47 years of my mother's widowhood, this gentle soul frequently visited our fatherless family to give wise counsel and encouragement and priesthood blessings. . . .
"To me he was the epitome of the `pure religion' described in the epistle of James."