Kenneth Britt Dyer, 97, president of the West German Mission from 1954-1957, died Sept. 24, 2004, in Salt Lake City. He served in the U.S. Government Civil Service, holding leadership positions including director of U.S. Trade Centers.
Howard John Marsh, 80, a former regional representative in Texas and Louisiana and a mission president in Venezuela, died Sept. 17, 2004, in Salt Lake City. In his career in law, he spent a year at Cambridge University as a visiting fellow and two years as a visiting scholar at Princeton Theological University.
Norma Olsen Nichols, 94, who inspired the CTR ring worn by Latter-day Saints throughout the world, died Oct. 2, 2004, in Murray, Utah. Sister Nichols served on the Primary general board from 1956-1970 and was assigned in 1970 to head a committee that wanted to create a spiritual focus for children in the mid-age range and who are being prepared for baptism. The motto "Choose the Right" was selected and a ring displaying the CTR acronym on the background of a green shield was designed.
Earl W. Redd, 73, who was recently released as president of the Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple, died Sept. 29, 2004, in Park City, Utah. He served several temple missions in Mexico with his wife, Rose Marie Redd.
Cecile Eileen Jackson Smith, 85, who served with her husband, Briant G. Smith, when he presided over the Austria Vienna Mission from 1979-1982, died Sept. 12, 2004, in Salt Lake City.