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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Frances Beverly Monson, wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.

"Jeanette and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frances Beverly Monson, beloved wife and companion of 64 years to President Thomas S. Monson. She was unfailingly kind, a devoted humanitarian, an equal in service and dedication to her husband, and an exceptional example to all who knew her. The world is a better place for her having been here. During this difficult time, Jeanette and I join with people all over the world in mourning the loss of this remarkable woman, and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Monson family. May the peace that only a loving Savior can bring abide this day and forever in their hearts."

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