A former member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, H. Verlan Andersen, died of cancer on 16 July 1992 at the age of seventy-seven. Brother Andersen was called as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy in April 1986. His call was for a five-year period; he was released in October of last year.
As a General Authority, he served as a counselor in the Mexico/Central America Area presidency, the South America South Area presidency, and Utah Central Area presidency. He also served as second counselor in the general Sunday School presidency.