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LDS President Monson to celebrate 90th birthday

Monson 90. (Photo: File photo)

(KUTV) LDS president Thomas S. Monson will celebrate his 90th birthday on August 21, the day a solar eclipse is set to occur.

A "quiet family affair" will be held in Salt Lake City to celebrate his birthday, according to his daughter, Sister Ann M. Dibb.

“His service has always been a part of our life. Even when he was called to be an apostle, it didn’t seem as though there was much of a change because it seemed like he always served,” said Sister Dibb. “I was blessed because of his service, and the Church was too.”

To help celebrate President Monson’s birthday, Sister Dibb encourages people to serve others. “Extend kindness and service to others,” she admonished. “If you feel something would be kind, do it. It’s one of the ways my father would find joy is in serving others.”

President Monson became the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 3, 2008, following the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley. Prior to that, he served as a counselor in the First Presidency under three Church presidents for more than 22 years.

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