Kathleen Johnson Eyring, the wife of President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2023, in Bountiful, Utah. At the time of her passing, she was 82 years old. Read the full post below:
From Which Illness Was Kathleen Eyring Suffering From?
Kathleen had dementia, a condition characterized by memory loss. As Kathleen’s memory began to deteriorate, President Eyring took care of her, frequently taking her to his office so she could read and relax while he was at a meeting.
Although the family found the situation challenging, they remember that as Kathleen aged, her memory loss grew worse. As she struggled with memory loss, she abruptly passed away. Their family members have expressed their sorrow at Henry B. Eyring’s wife’s passing on social media.
Henry Eyring her grandson tweeted, “I wish everyone knew my grandma like I knew her. Love you, Grandma.”
I wish everyone knew my grandma like I knew her. Her wit included. Completely uninterested in wealth or worldly possessions. She prioritized peace in her home and it felt like Heaven. She lived as a peacemaker. Love you, Grandma 🤍 https://t.co/7y444jxoqI
— Henry Eyring (@HenryEyring) October 15, 2023
Mike Lee wrote, “Sharon and I send our heartfelt condolences to President Eyring HB and his family on the loss of his beloved wife, Kathleen Johnson Eyring.”
Sharon and I send our heartfelt condolences to President @EyringHB and his family on the loss of his beloved wife, Kathleen Johnson Eyring. May they find comfort and strength in their faith and in the memories they shared. https://t.co/j5gTz5MrEm
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) October 16, 2023
Mary Richards tweeted, “I feel so sad, even knowing of eternal families. My heart goes out to President Henry B. Eyring after the death of his beloved wife.”
— Mary Richards (@_maryrichards) October 15, 2023
Tyler Clancy said, “My heart breaks for the Eyring family. What a beautiful example of eternal families. My wife and I are praying for the Eyrings & are forever grateful for Kathleen’s service.”
My heart breaks for the Eyring family. What a beautiful example of eternal families. My wife and I are praying for the Eyrings & are forever grateful for Kathleen’s service. 💙 https://t.co/1xsmgC0yXw
— Tyler Clancy (@Clancy4Utah) October 15, 2023
Kathleen’s Journey of Faith and Conviction
Kathleen was born to J. Cyril and LaPrele Lindsay Johnson in San Francisco, California, on May 11, 1941. Her family and friends remember her as an outgoing, lively young woman who loved life and excelled in both athletics and academics while serving as the tennis team captain in high school, president of the student body, and valedictorian.
After graduating from high school, Kathleen pursued her education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed a stronger commitment to her beliefs and her testimony of the good news of Jesus Christ.
She was attending summer school in Boston in 1961 when a young Harvard student named Henry Bennion Eyring watched her at a devotional she attended. For many years, Kathleen diligently carried out a variety of formal Church tasks, including instructing Sunday school classes, serving as a visiting teacher, and producing a newsletter for her congregation.
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Her quiet, less formal, but no less powerful, ministering to others is another thing for which she will be remembered. The gifted writer Kathleen offered editorial guidance to Henry throughout his professional and Church service.
She later recorded official minutes for the monthly get-togethers with the other spouses of General Authorities. In addition, Kathleen created scripts for family gatherings, contributed to the co-publication of a monthly family newsletter, and kept a journal of family memories.
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