Frances LaRue Carr Longden, a longtime member of the LDS Church's YWMIA General Presidency, died May 16, 1991, at the home of a daughter. She was 90.
Mrs. Longden touched many lives during the 13 years she served in the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association General Presidency, and the 18 years she traveled with her late husband, Elder John Longden. He was an assistant to the Council of the Twelve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The 90-year-old community leader was the mother-in-law of Elder Loren C. Dunn, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy.
An award-winning author of one-act plays, she also published a book titled "It's Smart to be a Latter-day Saint," which recounted the experiences of her life and her devout belief in the capacity for strength in the human spirit.
Mrs. Longden was born April 2, 1901, to Alexander Edward Carr and Caroline Edward Carr. She attended LDS High School and the University of Utah. She married John Longden on Oct. 15, 1926, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Services will be held at noon Tuesday, May 21, in the Salt Lake 33rd LDS Ward, 453 S. 1100 East. Friends may call on Monday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., or from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 S. 200 East. Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church's Missionary Fund.