Are funerals of Apostles and there spoused generally open to the public? I
think most of the time they are. Just need some security there.
They are open to the public. From my experience, they are very uplifting for
those in attendance.
It's sad when an Apostle passes on.Elder Wirthlin lived a Good
Life.Elder Wirthlin lived a Great Life.He was a Servant
of and a Witness ofthe Lord Jesus Christ. He left a Legacy
and Example to follow.He showed Humility in the way he spoke anddid
things.If there is a "silver lining", it's the concept that he will
be re-united with his Sweetheart. We lost Gordon B. Hinckley
earlier this year andJames Faust late in Summer 2007. Looks like theother side of the Veil is getting some Super Greatpeople and leaders.
Wonder if they have gotten together yet there?Glad we have BYU-TV to
view the Memorial service.I'm sure on the internet, if one can't get the
videoversion of BYU-TV because of "bandwith" limitations, BYURadio will
bring it in the "audio" format >> byuradio.orgI might take the day
off from work to view the Memorial in "real time". If not I'll let the VCR
record it so that I can view later when I get home.God Bless the
Wirthlin Family and the Church GeneralAuthorities and the Latter-day
I have it recorded. BYUTV does not have it on the program but I recorded that
time block anyway as they will preempt whatever they have on during that time.
It will also be broadcast on BYUTV several times as well. I am sure of that.
Oh Elder Wirthlin....you will be truly missed! You were one of my most favorite
Apostles! Thank you for sharing you light and knowlegde with us all! May God
take you and your lovely wife into his loving care. May God bless and comfort
those you left behind, especially your family!!! God Speed, brother......
You were in our home while we were serving in Paraguay and I have a great love
for you and your wife. Your messages at conference time will be missed. Thank
you for all that you did for The Church as a whole and for our family. We love
you!Thank you Wirthlin family for sharing your parents with the
world! Right before kneeling for family prayers in the evening, Elder Wirthlin
shared the story with my children about shaking the hand of a woman who had
shaken the hand of the prophet Joseph Smith. He said, "I was one shake away
from the prophet and now you are two shakes away from the prophet Joseph Smith."
I was so grateful to have been blessed by his spirit and for my children to
have had time with an apostle of the Lord.Much love and best
wishes,Carolyn Z. CheneySugar Land, Texas
C T Christensen made a movie about the story of shaking the hand of the hand
that shook the prophets hand but I seem to forget the name of that movie. Any
Ideas and maybe where I could get a copy of it. Its a old one. Thanks.
We will truly miss hearing him speak at conferences. We also feel grateful that
we can stay home and view the greatness of this great mans life on TV.Our deepest condolences to his family.
We shall truly miss the dry sense of humor that Elder Wirthlin shared with us.
His example to us will always be a strength to us when we are upon hard
times.We extend our love and prayers for his family in his passing.
I was so touched by the picture of Elder Wirthlin with his head to the heart of
the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. It seemed to describe him, a heart and will full
of love and rectitude.