Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
President Thomas S. Monson and wife Francis meet with 100 year old Thelma Fetze and her family in Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, April 9, 2010.

Toward the end of an interview on the occasion of his 80th birthday, President Thomas S. Monson said that he had spoken at many funerals. While on the topic of funerals, he said that his daughter, Ann M. Dibb, showed him several obituary notices she had clipped out of newspapers. One notice included the phrase “gone fishing” another, “gone home teaching.”

President Monson said that one obituary stood out. It said, “In lieu of flowers, take an older person to lunch.”

“I like that idea,” President Monson said.

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