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President Monson funeral arrangements announced

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(KUTV)- Funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson were announced Wednesday afternoon following his passing.

His service will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square Friday, Jan. 12, at noon, and will be open to the public ages eight and older. A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Conference Center.

Monson died from causes due to age on Jan. 2 in Salt Lake City at the age of 90.

He was the 16th president in the 187-year history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as its president since Feb. 3, 2008.

In a press release from the church, those who attend the funeral services at the Conference Center must be in their seats no later than 11:30 a.m.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, but overflow seating with large-screen viewing of the proceedings will be offered in the adjacent Tabernacle, Assembly Hall and Conference Center Theater.

The funeral services will be broadcast live via MormonNewsroom.org, LDS.org (English, Spanish and Portuguese), KSL TV, the KSL TV app, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, Canal Mormón (Spanish) and on the Church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL Radio and BYU Radio.

A private burial service will take place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery following the funeral.

Expressions of sympathy can be posted on the President Monson Facebook page or emailed to condolences@ldschurch.org.

In lieu of flowers, the Church states contributions can be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Church’s General Missionary Fund at pay.ldschurch.org.

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