On this day one year ago, Sept. 22, 2015, Elder Richard G. Scott passed away. He was 86-years-old and died of causes incident to age. At the time of his passing, he had served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for over 27 years.
Elder Scott was and continues to be remembered as a gifted artist, a brilliant mind, a dedicated husband and a humble disciple of Jesus Christ.
Elder Scott's love for his wife was legendary.
"Surely no man ever yearned more for the companionship of a deceased spouse than Richard yearned for Jeanene," Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who served with Elder Scott in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said in the invocation at Elder Scott's funeral.
At the funeral service, President Russell M. Nelson said Elder Scott had a unique personal touch that gained power because "compassion is legendary."
"I always admired how he combined his brilliant mind trained in engineering with his gentle soul to teach his faith to millions," said the Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Episcopal bishop of Utah.
Elder Scott also provided a powerful witness of Jesus Christ.
"He had a true apostolic witness of Christ as the resurrected Savior," his son Michael Scott said. "Let me repeat, he had a true apostolic witness of Christ as the resurrected Savior."
On the anniversary of Elder Scott’s death, we look back at the Deseret News' coverage of this LDS apostle's life.