Church News: Deaths

Harriet Johns Hyer, 64, matron of the Taipei Taiwan Temple, died of respiratory failure on July 2.

She and her husband, Paul Hyer, president of the Taiwan temple, began their service at the temple in August 1988. She also served with her husband while he was president of the Taiwan Taipei Mission from 1982 to 1985. She was an accomplished violinist, and held many callings in the Church.

Thomas Harold Andrew Jacoben, 71, veteran Church family history and microfilm expert, died July 9, 1990, of a heart attack.

From 1936 to 1961, he was coordinator of the Records and Microfilm divisions of the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City (now the Church Family History Department.) He invented microfilm accessories and an archival table. He was instrumental in the preliminary planning of the Church's Granite Mountain Records Vault in Big Cottonwood Canyon east of Salt Lake City, researching the effects of air, moisture, circulation, and temperature on microfilm.