President Monson remembered for his love, service

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Local leaders and institutions are issuing statements in response to the death of Thomas S. Monson, the president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

IDAHO GOVERNOR C. L. “BUTCH” OTTER

“The First Lady and I send our condolences to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho and worldwide on the passing of President Thomas S. Monson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

IDAHO SENATOR MIKE CRAPO

“Today I join those of the LDS faith and others who mourn the passing of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson. He was a great leader, a kind man who spent more than half a century in service to others through his responsibilities in the Church. His focus was ‘the one’, and he shared that love and kindness whenever he spoke. He was a man of humility, energy, action and intelligence, and those who came in contact with him never forgot it. His was a life to celebrate, and he has left a wonderful legacy of example and service.”

IDAHO SENATOR JAMES RISCH

“Vicki and I offer our sincere condolences to the family of President Thomas S. Monson. We join millions of people around the world in mourning his passing. President Monson was one of a kind; he had a true passion for serving others and helped so many people throughout his life. He will forever be remembered for his servant leadership and dedication to ministering to those in need.”

IDAHO REPRESENTATIVE MIKE SIMPSON

“With his passing, President Monson leaves a legacy of sacrifice, service and selfless love. He reminds us ‘to find real happiness, we must seek for it. ..outside ourselves’. As our community mourns this loss, we reflect on the positive impact that his life brought to many in this nation and throughout the world.”

IDAHO REPRESENTATIVE RAUL LABRADOR

“I am saddened by the news of President Monson’s death. He had a servant’s heart and always walked through life looking for ways to help others. His humility and love for every person and his focus on the individual is an example to people of every faith. I hope that his passing will inspire all of us to reach out to those who would benefit from an encouraging word or an act of kindness. While I will miss President Monson, I am sure he had a happy reunion with his wife, Frances. The world would be a better place if all of us were a little bit more like Thomas S. Monson.”

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO

“Our hearts are saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved prophet, Thomas S Monson. His example, service, and leadership have blessed generations of students who have studied on this campus, and his teachings will continue to bless our students all over the world. What will you remember most about President Monson?”

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