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2004, July 31
Elder David Bruce Haight, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died today at the age of 97. The cause of death was incident to age. He is the second of the Quorum to pass in ten days time.

He was born 2 September 1906, in Oakley, Idaho
He attended Utah State University, later receiving an honorary doctorate degree from Brigham Young Univeristy in 1998. He was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 8 January 1976. Previously he was one of the Assistants to the Twelve, having been called to that position on 6 April 1970.

Before his callings, he lived in the Palo Alto area of California and was both a civic and a business leader there, including time spent as Mayor of Palo Alto just before his call to the Scottish Mission in 1963.

He was marred to Ruby Olson on 4 September 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had three children, 18 grandchildren and over 70 great-grandchildren.

2004, July 21
6 July 1926 - 21 July 2004
Elder Neal Ash Maxwell, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died today at the age of 78
Elder Maxwell had a long bout with Leukemia. He had been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve for 23 years, having been called in 1981. Previously he had been in the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy and an Assistant to the Twelve. He also served as Commissioner of Education for the Church Educational System. Before becoming a General Authority, he served as executive vice-president at the University of Utah. He was the author of 30 books as well as many articles, pamphlets, etc. He was a graduate of the University of Utah in Political Science, earning both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in the subject. He received numerous honorary doctorates from various colleges. He is marred to Colleen Hinckley Maxwell and has four children and 24 grandchildren. His parents are Clarence H. and Emma Ash Maxwell.
2002 The Winter Olympic Games were held here in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas in 2002. The successful games were attended by thousands and were participated in by many athletes from around the world.

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