Special Witness: Getting to Know Elder Dallin H. Oaks
    Footnotes

    “Special Witness: Getting to Know Elder Dallin H. Oaks,” Friend, May 2005, 13

    Special Witness:

    Getting to Know Elder Dallin H. Oaks

    To learn more about this member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, choose from the list of words to complete the crossword puzzle.

    announcer

    Korean

    Philippines

    Supreme

    basketball

    mission

    prayer

    sweeping

    Chicago

    newspapers

    Provo

    work

    fishing

    Elder Dallin H. Oaks

    Across

    1. When Dallin H. Oaks was eight years old, his father passed away. He learned to __ __ __ __ hard at a young age to help his widowed mother and brother and sister. He says, “I don’t do anything for fun. I just have fun at what I do.”

    2. Elder Oaks was appointed a judge on the Utah __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Court.

    3. He is well educated and reads three or four __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ a day, along with books and magazines. Sometimes he even reads while waiting at stoplights.

    4. He was born in __ __ __ __ __ , Utah, on August 12, 1932.

    5. While announcing a high school __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ game, he was introduced to his first wife, June Dixon. After 46 years of marriage, June passed away. Two years later Elder Oaks married Kristen McMain.

    6. He was part of the Utah National Guard at the time of the __ __ __ __ __ __ War.

    7. After receiving a degree in accounting, Elder Oaks attended law school in __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

    8. His daughter remembers often going into her parents’ room to tell them good-night and finding her father on his knees in __ __ __ __ __ __ .

    Down

    1. Elder Oaks worked at many interesting jobs. His first job was __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ out a radio repair shop.

    2. Some of the Church positions he has held include being a member of a stake presidency, stake __ __ __ __ __ __ __ president, and president of Brigham Young University.

    3. He enjoyed spending time with his children, especially going __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

    4. Because of his first job, he later became a radio __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .

    5. As an Apostle, he served in the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ as Area President.

    (See Ensign, Jun. 1984, 14–19; Oct. 2003, 17.)

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