Funeral services for Elder Richard G. Scott to be open to public

Posted at 3:48 PM, Sep 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-23 17:54:29-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced funeral plans for Elder Richard G. Scott.

Funeral services for Elder Scott will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Monday, September 28, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. The funeral will be open to members of the public ages eight and older.

The Temple Square gates and the Tabernacle doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The LDS church asks attendees to be in their seats by 10:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. The Church campus buildings will be closed at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen following the funeral at 1:00 p.m.

A private burial service will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City following the funeral.

The LDS church said Elder Scott was sustained as an apostle on October 1, 1988.

He was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 2, 1977, and served as a member of the presidency of that quorum from October 1983 until he was called as an apostle in 1988.

He died of causes incident to age, while surrounded by his family at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 86.