SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Thousands came out Friday for the funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson who was head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nearly a decade.
Members traveled from around the world and said the stories of his life during his service were uplifting. His daughter Ann Dibb spoke about how her father took a humble approach to life and his service in the church.
“By simply trying his best he left an unforgettable legacy of love,” said Dibb.
Ann also told stories about how her father would ask others for help if someone else needed it.
“Hello this is Tom,” said Dibb. “How would you like to paint a bright spot on your soul today?”
Since his passing the most common stories many tell are how President Monson throughout his life would always take time for individuals.
Joseph Barron is a student at BYU who was able to attend the services. He said what impressed him most about President Monson was his selfless acts of kindness.
Barron said it gives him an interaction to do the same. ” At such a young age he was visiting the elderly, and he was such a good example of that right from the start,” said Barron.
“So I hope I can emulate that.”
More than 20,000 people attended his funeral at the LDS Convention Center. Along with 30,000 who attended his viewing the day before.