Church News: Deaths

  • Dean D. Baxter, 72, president of the New Zealand Christchurch Mission from 1986-1989, died Sept. 27, 2001, in Salt Lake City. He was an ordinance worker and organist in the Houston Texas Temple.
  • Wayne Charles Player
  • , 90, president of the Central States Mission from 1962-1964, died Oct. 24, 2001, in Taylorsville, Utah. Brother Player also served on the Young Men’s General Board was a former manager of the Deseret Gym in Salt Lake City.
  • Wendell Rich
  • , 91, former member of Church Educational System curriculum committees and executive vice president of the LDS Student Association (L.D.S.S.A.), which he helped found, died Oct. 19, 2001, in Murray, Utah. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Army chaplain.