Funeral Arrangements Announced for President Monson

  • 3 January 2018

President Thomas S. Monson smiles as he looks at the audience in the grand lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on June 9, 2011.  Photo by Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News.

Article Highlights

  • Funeral services are Friday, January 12, 2018, at noon, in the Conference Center.
  • Watch the live broadcast on LDS.org and other digital channels.

Funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square Friday, January 12, 2018, at noon mountain standard time. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older.

A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday, January 11, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center.

President Monson died from causes incident to age on January 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City at the age of 90. He was the 16th President in the 187-year history of the Church and served as its President since February 3, 2008.

Those who attend the funeral services at the Conference Center (which seats 21,000 people) must be in their seats no later than 11:30 a.m. Seating is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating with large-screen viewing of the proceedings will be offered in the adjacent Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, and Conference Center Theater.

The funeral services will be broadcast live via MormonNewsroom.org, mormontabernaclechoir.org, LDS.org (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), KSL TV, the KSL TV app, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, Canal Mormón (Spanish), and on the Church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL Radio and BYU Radio.

Following the event, an archive of the broadcast will be available on LDS.org/broadcasts as well in the Media Library.

A portrait of President Thomas S. Monson and flowers are on display in the lobby of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City, January 4, 2018.

Building closures

The following Church office buildings on the Temple Square campus will be closed all day, Friday, January 12:

  • Church Administration Building
  • Church Office Building
  • Church offices housed in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
  • North Office Building
  • Church History Museum
  • Church History Library
  • Family History Library

LDS Family Services, Deseret Industries, Bishop’s Storehouses, and Welfare production facilities between Cache county and Utah county will also be closed Friday.

The Salt Lake Temple will remain open during normal hours.

A private burial service will take place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery following the funeral.

Expressions of sympathy can be posted on the President Monson Facebook page or emailed to condolences@ldschurch.org.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Church’s General Missionary Fund at give.lds.org/monson.

A portrait of President Thomas S. Monson and flowers are on display in the lobby of the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City, January 4, 2018.

Wreaths outside the Church Administration Building in Salt Lake City following the passing of President Thomas S. Monson, January 4, 2018.