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Marion George Romney

Information regarding Marion G. Romney

  • Apostle number:  75
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  68
  • Date of birth:  September 19, 1897
  • Place of birth:  Colonia Juarez, Mexico
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  October 11, 1951
  • Age when ordained apostle:  54 years 0 months
  • End of apostolic service:  May 20, 1988
  • Total apostolic years:  36 years 7 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  October 11, 1951
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:   20 years 9 months
  • Date of death:  May 20, 1988
  • Age at death:  90 years 8 months
  • Place of death:  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Remarks:  Elder Romney was one of the first five brethren called to serve as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  He served in the First Presidency for many years.  He was born of American parents in a Mexican colony during the years of plural marriage difficulties in Utah.  His very modest  headstone marking his burial site simply says, “Father — Marion G. Romney”.
  • Inspirational quotes:  “Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom. Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made.”

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