Comments about ‘Elder Jack H. Goaslind Jr., Mormon emeritus general authority, dies at 83’

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Published: Wednesday, April 27 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Murray, UT

I served as a Spanish speaking missionary under President Goaslind in the Tempe, Arizona Mission from 1975 to 1977. He was a fabulous Mission President, and provided us with tremendous leadership. His Zone Conference talks and training were some of the best I have ever experienced. He often asked me to play the organ before he spoke to help set the spirit he desired. He will be greatly missed!

yellow shorts
Issaquah, WA

I'm so sorry to hear about Elder Goaslind's passing. My heart goes out to Gwynn and the family. I wish I could break away come down from Seattle to the funeral.

He was a dear family friend. Over the years, every time I would see him or Gywnn they were so kind to me and took personal interest in what was going on in my life. As a teenager, Affiliated Metals was on my donut selling route. I always got a rousing reception every time I'd walk through the door. I most recently saw Jack at my mother's funeral last June.

- Jeremy Jensen

Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah

Excellent man. Had the occasion to meet with him and correspond for a few years. Condolences to his family!

Chris T
Salt Lake City, Utah

A good man who touched a lot of people. I have great respect for him.

Sugar Land, TX

His fatherr was in our ward and the Stake President when I grew up. Did you notice the jacket, Silver Beaver lapel pin and Sivler Buffalo around his neck. Great Scouter.

my gigi
Midvale, UT

The Goaslind Family lived directly across the street from our family in Holladay. My mother served with the Goaslinds in the Tempe Arizona Mission. Jack spoke at my mother's service when she passed away in 2000. Jack and Gwen were wonderful neighbors and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gwen and her family. The tide recedes, but leaves behind, bright seashells on the shore. The music stops; but echoes on in sweet refrain. For everything that passes, something beautiful remains.(anon) Sandy Ringwood Redding

Rocklin, CA

A great example of the Scout Oath and Law in his personal life. His leadership of the Young Men is still felt in the program.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

They must need an incredible amount of administrative and missionary staff in the Spirit World. May the Lord bless his family.

Tomball, TX

I will miss my Mission President. What an influence for good he was in this world. My condolances go out to his wonderful family at this difficult time. - RJ Sears

Anchorage, AK

Pres Goaslind was also my Mission president. My condolences to his family. I have wonderful memories of zone conferences and annual mission gatherings.

Schroeder, TXReader, my gigi, and any others who reads this post, please enroll at mission dot net so we can get in touch. I was just looking through mission year books and found pictures of some of you.

God be with you till we meet again.

Anchorage, AK

my gigi,

May I suggest that you access the Arizona Tempe Mission and in behalf of your mother enroll her as an alumni and make your self the point of contact (email). Leave a short bio about her in the comments filed. I am left wondering who the Sister is that passed away in 2000.

Also, If Sister Goaslind could do same for Pres Goaslind. So that folks can still make contact via that avenue.


RCluff-Mesa, AZ

Elder Goaslind is a great man, father, mission president and a faithful general authority. Looked forward to seeing him every Conference session. Very greatful to have served in the Arizona Tempe Mission as one of his missionaries. All former missionaries of his...let's keep in touch. Find me on fb. Miss and love the Goaslind family.

Elder Cluff 1975-77

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