SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (January 3, 2018) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the passing of President Thomas S. Monson.

“The state of Utah has lost a great Leader. President Monson’s influence has far exceeded his religious responsibilities, stewardship, and love for the Latter-Day Saints around the world.

“He is truly a friend of all people. His willingness to work with all leaders and religions in the State of Utah has set him apart as a giant in our community. His love, compassion, and empathy have strengthened our entire state. His influence has added to the quality of life, economic development, and personal example that so many of us in Utah have benefited. He has spent his life in service to us all.”

President Thomas Spencer Monson, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in his home in Salt Lake City. He was 90 years old.


Salt Lake Chamber
Kimberly Flores
(801) 328-5089