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Church News: Deaths

Karl Robison Lyman, 85, who served as president of the Florida Mission from 1959-1963, died Oct. 1 in Orem, Utah. He also served in the San Juan Utah Stake presidency for 18 years and was a guide on Temple Square for 10 years. He served two terms in the Utah State Legislature and was chairman of the Utah County Commission for six years. He was a former county attorney in San Juan and former city councilman in Monticello, Utah.

  • Robert K. Thomas, 80, founding director of the Honors Program and former academic vice president at BYU, died Oct. 3, 1998, in Provo, Utah. A renowned teacher, he also was author or co-author of a number of books, including Out of the Best Books. He served as president of the Australia Melbourne Mission from 1983-86. His wife, Shirley W. Thomas, served in the Relief Society general presidency from 1979-1983.- Albert Kenyon Wagner, 78, the first director of Benemerito de las Americas - the Church school in Mexico City - died Oct. 6, 1998, in Mesa, Ariz. He also served as director of Academia Juarez two different times, supervised the Church's educational elementary school system in Mexico and was president of the Ecuador Quito Mission from 1979-1982.

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