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Public invited to funeral services for Sister Frances J. Monson

Published: Monday, May 20 2013 9:55 a.m. MDT

President Thomas S. Monson and his wife, Frances, wave to the crowd after the Sunday morning session of the 181st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Sister Monson died Friday in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family.  (Tom Smart, Deseret News) President Thomas S. Monson and his wife, Frances, wave to the crowd after the Sunday morning session of the 181st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Sister Monson died Friday in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Funeral services for Frances J. Monson, wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, will be held Thursday at noon in the church's Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Although there will be no public viewing, the public is invited to attend the funeral on Temple Square. Church officials indicate that tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at all four entrances to Temple Square. Once all tickets have been distributed, attendees will be directed to overflow accommodations that will be provided at the Conference Center Little Theater and the Church Office Building Auditorium.

The Tabernacle doors will open at 10:30 a.m.

For those who can't attend the funeral in the Tabernacle, the services will be broadcast live on this site, as well as via LDS.org, KSL-TV, KSL.com, BYU-TV, BYU-TV Global, BYU-TV International, KBYU and on the LDS Church satellite system.

President and Sister Monson greet visitors at Salt Lake City's Cathedral of the Madeleine in 2009. Sister Monson died Friday in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family.  (LDS Church) President and Sister Monson greet visitors at Salt Lake City's Cathedral of the Madeleine in 2009. Sister Monson died Friday in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family. (LDS Church)

In lieu of flowers, the Monson family has requested that donations be made to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sister Monson died Friday in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family. She had been hospitalized for several weeks and passed away peacefully of causes incident to age. She was 85 years old.

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