Funeral Services for Frances J. Monson
The funeral of Sister Frances J. Monson, wife of Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle at noon on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The public is invited to the funeral service. There will be no public viewing. Appropriate funeral attire is requested.
Tickets will be provided at all four gates for admission to the Tabernacle. No tickets are available in advance. However, once all tickets have been distributed additional attendees will be directed to overflow areas at the Conference Center Little Theater and the Church Office Building Auditorium. The public is not invited to the cemetery.
Funeral services will be streamed online on LDS.org, and broadcast live via LDS.org, KSL 5, KSL.com, KSL NewsRadio HD-2, BYU TV, BYU TV Global, BYU TV International, KBYU, and on the Church satellite system.
In lieu of flowers, the Monson family has requested that donations be made to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: http://give.lds.org/frances-monson
Sister Monson passed away at 6:35 a.m. Friday morning, May 17, 2013, in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by family. She had been hospitalized for several weeks and passed away peacefully of causes incident to age. Sister Monson was 85 years old.
Recognized by her husband as the family’s beacon of love, compassion and encouragement, Sister Monson lived a Christ-centered life in word and deed. She will forever be remembered for her kindness and quiet, sustained support of her husband in his Church duties.