Salt Lake Chamber Statement on the passing of President Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Salt Lake Chamber Statement on the passing of President Thomas S. Monson



SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 3, 2018) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the passing of President Thomas S. Monson.


“The state of Utah has lost a great Leader. President Monson’s influence has far exceeded his religious responsibilities, stewardship, and love for the Latter-day Saints around the world.


“He is truly a friend of all people. His willingness to work with all leaders and religions in the State of Utah has set him apart as a giant in our community. His love, compassion, and empathy have strengthened our entire state. His influence has added to the quality of life, economic development, and personal example that so many of us in Utah have benefited. He has spent his life in service to us all.”


President Thomas Spencer Monson, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in his home in Salt Lake City. He was 90 years old.




Hindus offer condolences on Mormon President Monson’s death


Hindus have offered condolences on the death of Thomas Spencer Monson, 16th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), also known as Mormon Church, who died on January two in Salt Lake City (Utah).


Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were saddened by the passing of President Monson, 90, a great humanitarian who collaborated with other religions/denominations worldwide on programs aimed at improving the human condition.


An affable, kind and approachable leader; highly influential Monson was instrumental in expansion of Church’s disaster relief projects worldwide, openness to Mormonism scholars, greatly raising the number of young women missionaries, etc.; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.


Rajan Zed further said that Monson embraced various humanitarian causes, reached out to the less fortunate, found time to visit the sick, valued transparency, lived a selfless life, and never shied away from acts of kindness and charity.


Formally organized in upstate New York in 1830, LDS, now headquartered in Salt Lake City, has nearly 16 million members and 30,304 congregations worldwide.===========