Members of the Mormon faith are sharing their memories of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, who died Tuesday night at age 90 in Salt Lake.
Across social media, Utah's elected officials and other active Mormons say Monson will be remembered as a humble leader who prioritized people. Below are some of their reflections.
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Thomas S. Monson walked where Jesus walked, lifting the downtrodden, comforting the wounded, healing the sick, brightening the lives of the lonely at heart. Read my full statement: https://t.co/DyJyb8Uba0
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 3, 2018
Jeanette and I join millions of people around the world in mourning the death of LDS Church President @ThomasSMonson. His life was a sermon of service. He cared about all people as children of God. His influence for good will be felt for years to come.
— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) January 3, 2018
He was good friends with my great grandpa, so I saw him at my ggma's funeral as well as my ggpa's when he passed away several years ago. Such a wonderful experience to be able to hear him speak, not as a prophet but as a grieving man. Just the fact that he came is wonderful.
— Sarah Oliphant (@saritablu) January 3, 2018
#RIP to our dear #LDS prophet @ThomasSMonson. He has always been there for our family during special occasions and even in the most difficult of times. My heart mourns for his loved ones but it is a glorious day in heaven. #tilwemeetagain #SaviorsEmbrace pic.twitter.com/qOBj5mYDcD
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) January 3, 2018
President Monson was among the greatest men I have ever known. Service was his motto and humility his hallmark. Countless were the lives he touched as a prophet, father, and friend. Today, I join millions across the globe in mourning his passing. #LDSChurch #utpol
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 3, 2018
The thing about President Monson - maybe other Mormons will understand - is that even when he led this Church, I saw him more like a local bishop. No pretense about him.
— BCC (@ByCommonConsent) January 3, 2018
So grateful for @ThomasSMonson for the messages he has shared, the love that he showed and the example that he was. So glad he can finally go home to his wife. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
— Tanner Hone (@TannerHone) January 3, 2018
I give thanks for the life and example set by Pres. Thomas Monson. His tireless, charitable service, cheerful demeanor, love of others and ministry touched millions of lives. He provided inspiration for Latter-Day Saints throughout the world. God bless him and his family. #utpol
— Rep. Mia Love (@RepMiaLove) January 3, 2018