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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

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AZ Mom of 4

In 1997 Pres Hinckley presided over an area conference in Denver. We were living in Colorado Springs at the time, and wanting my small children to see our prophet in person, we drove to the arena for the conference. The arena was full, so we had to sit in the overflow outside and watch on closed circuit TV. Above where we were seated was a reception room with large windows. Prior to the start of the conference, Pres. Hinckley came to the windows and waved to all of us seated outside. My children who were 3,4,6 & 9 were convinced he was waving to them personally- which he surely was. After he spoke, my 9 year old son leaned over and said, "Mom, I never knew Pres. Hinckley had such a good sense of humor!" Since that time, my children have felt a very personal connection to him and we have loved him and tried to follow him in all we have done. We'll sorely miss this good and humble man, but oh, what a reunion he must have had on the other side with his beloved Marjorie. Our prayers are with his family. He has richly blessed us all.

Nigel (UK)

Thank you for who you are for what you are and for why you are. Thank you for where you have been. Thank you for all that you have given and for the grace and love it was given in. Thank you for truly being a representative of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

Julie of Parker Colorado

I join in with all my brothers and sisters from accross the world to bid farwell to our beloved prophet. You will be missed. Thank you for you inspired messages and your unwavering faith. You are my hero!

Mary Barrett, Mauston, Wi

For myself and my family I would like to express my great appreciation and love for our Prophet. What an excellent example he was to our family, especially to our children. I'm happy that he is reunited with the love of his life, but he will be missed. My prayers are with his family. I so appreciate President Hinkley's service for us as a people but also as a wonderful ambassador to the world.

The BYBEE Family

You brought so so much dept and meaningfulness to the LDS church in all your teachings. You have as well touched the lives and hearts of millions.
Dear Presisent Hinckley, you were one of the most spiritual Prophets who has ever lived upon this earth. You will be so deeply missed by everyone who was touched spiritually by your loving spirit.
We will always remember your wonderful sense of humor, which was always truly appreciated.
We are happy that you have been reunited with your one and only, beloved Marjorie.

Thank you for your love and guidance. Until we meet again...Many hugs!

The Spencer Family, S. Jordan Ut

Mark Twain once said:
"Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
I believe that anyone and everyone who knew President Hinckley will mourn the loss of so great a leader and example. Our family is proud of all that President Hinckley has done for not only the people of the Church or the people of Utah, but for all people aroung the world. It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that we mourn him and reflect on his wonderful and inspirational life.
God be with you and with your family at this time.

Gary Magid, Westland, MI

President Hinkley is the only President of the Church that I have known. I was baptized about a year after he was sustained as the President of the Church. As soon as I heard him speak for the first time I knew that he was a Prophet of the Lord. I loved to hear him speak about doctrine and anticipate his wit. I will miss him, but am grateful that he is now out of his pain and with his wife in eternity.

Lori Williams, Illinois

I came back to the church shortly after President Hinckley became President of the church. His words and service have inspired me throughout the years. He was a great man and I am sure he was rejoicing as he re-joined his wife. We are mourning the loss of a great man, but rejoicing his life. You will be truly missed by millions.

Vili Katoa - Torrance, CA.

I first want to say how blessed and grateful I am to have known a more wonderful person to be a leader of todays world than President Gordon B. Hinckley. I am happy for him. I am grateful for his guidance. And for his Love for the Gospel. He will be missed. God Be With You Til We Meet Again. Otua Ofa Atu.

Bro. Vili Katoa


The world will truely miss this wonderful man. I believe he has joined his sweet wife - what a joyfull reunion!!!

Jeremy - SLC

Farewell our beloved associate. You will be missed.


May is family know the world is with them and more that 13 million people pray that the spirt may be with them.

Shawn Webb

I want to be just like President Hinkley, because he is a man that did it right. I am so happy for his sweet reunion with the billions on the other side of the veil. The church is true and nothing can stop the work from progressing. I sure will miss President Hinkley, but I know he would want us to act and go to work. I love him. he was not just a man, he was a prophet of God!!

Cherie Lynnae Whitaker

"God be with you till we meet again;
Ended when for you earths story,
Israels chariot sweep to glory;
God be with you till we meet again."

God has blessed us all who knew him or of him and his beautiful wife Majorie.

My heart felt tears and love are with the Hinckley family and friends, and to all those touched by his life.

Thank you Heavenly Father for sending us this special prophet!


Fam. Pierre Jerome, Brockton, MA

We want to share our comments in French, our native language from Haiti.
Nous avons personnellement et profondment aim notre Prophte, Gordon B. Hinckley pour son leadership, son sens de l'humour, sa dtermination faire avancer l'oeuvre de notre Pre Cleste sur terre. Nous nous sommes efforcs de suivre le mieux que nous puissions ses conseils tant persuad qu'il tait de son vivant le porte-parole de Dieu sur la terre. Il restera dans notre mmoire et dans nos coeurs un modle suivre.
Nous prions sa famille immdiate et tous nos frres et soeurs, membres du Royaume de notre Pre Cleste sur la terre, L'Eglise de Jsus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours, d'accepter nos sympathies les plus vives

Leonorah, Yanni, Frederique & Arteveld Pierre Jerome
Brockton, MA

Dawn Eddards

I am saddened to hear of President Hinckley's death. He is a great man and will always hold a special place in my heart. I do know that he is so happy now to be reunited with his beloved wife and others who have passed on before him. God Bless.

Ben, Columbus, Ohio

What an amazing man! He left a wonderful legacy. His counsel over the years has transformed my life. I will always be grateful for his humor and guidance.

Mayer family in Colorado

Your joy and our sadness, we will miss you at General Confrence. Your light will shine on in our hearts always.


I would be remiss not to give honor and thanks to this Prophet of God.
A great example, a voice of truth and righteousness. With humility and a helping hand he did the will of the Lord.

President Hinkley, May you hear the sweet words well done my good and faithful servant from him whom you served and enjoy the overwhelming reunion with both you savior and your eternal companion.

Today, I will live a little better in memory of the great life you lived and the example that you gave to us.


D. Keith Nay

A great moment in Church History and in the History of the World has just occurred. Our condolences to the Hinckley Family. What a great reunion in Heaven for all those on the other side of the Veil! We joing with all in mourning and at the same time rejoicing for President and Sister Hinckley.

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