Funeral services scheduled for Elder L. Tom Perry

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 17:06:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Funeral services have been scheduled for Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died May 30 at the age was 92.

Services will take place on Friday in the Tabernacle at Temple Square, 50 W. North Temple. The funeral is open to the public, according to a press release from the LDS Church.

Elder Perry was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He died in his Salt Lake City home surrounding by family.

The Temple Square gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and the Tabernacle will open at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should be in their seats by 10:30 a.m., the release indicated. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall and the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square.

The Church campus building will be close at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen after the funeral.

A private burial service will take place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery following the funeral.

There will be no public viewing but those wishing to express their sympathies can post on Elder Perry’s official Facebook page or email

In lieu of flowers, Elder Perry’s family has asked that contributions be made to the Church’s Missionary or Humanitarian Aid Funds.

Donations can be made at

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