Robert Paul Thorn, Former President of the South Africa Mission, Passes Away
Robert P. Thorn, who served as president of the South Africa Mission from 1973 to 1976, passed away on January 2, 2013 in Utah. All of the area now included in the Africa Southeast Area was in the South Africa Mission during President Thorn’s tenure. Brother Thorn also served as a young missionary in South Africa. Following his service as mission president, Brother Thorn was the honorary consul of South Africa to Utah.