WATCH: Funeral services for LDS apostle Robert D. Hales

Friday , October 06, 2017 - 10:45 AM

ANN ELISE TAYLOR, Standard-Examiner Staff

The funeral for Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is being held at Friday, Oct. 6.

Hales died Sunday, Oct. 1, between sessions of the faith’s General Conference at a hospital from causes “incident to age,” the church said in a news release. Several days prior to his death, the church said he wouldn’t attend conference while being treated for “pulmonary and other conditions.”

Funeral services are taking place at the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square at 11 a.m.

Hales will be buried in a private ceremony following the funeral at Bountiful Memorial Cemetery. There will not be a public viewing, the church said.

Those wishing to express sympathy can do so on Hales’ Facebook page or by emailing

In lieu of flowers, the church requests donations be made to its humanitarian aid fund or general missionary fund at

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