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Gary L. Packer, Recently Released Mission President, Passes Away

  • 29 November 2012

Sister Paula Packer with President Packer prior to their release in July, 2012.

Gary L. Packer, released last July as mission president in the Democratic Republic of Congo Lubumbashi Mission (DRC), passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Utah.

Brother Packer served two missions in South Africa with Sister Packer, and was then called as the first mission president of the newly formed DRC Lubumbashi Mission.  He and Sister Paula Packer were released in July, 2012.

Links to a farewell message from then President Packer and to Brother Packer’s obituary are to the right of this article.