1994
Funeral of President Ezra Taft Benson 4 June 1994


“Funeral of President Ezra Taft Benson 4 June 1994,” Ensign, July 1994, 32–42

In Memoriam:
Ezra Taft Benson 1899–1994

Funeral of President Ezra Taft Benson

4 June 1994

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General Authorities stand in tribute

General Authorities stand in tribute as President Benson’s casket enters the Tabernacle.

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Tabernacle Choir performs one of President Benson’s favorite hymns

General Authorities, Church auxiliary officers, and members of the Benson family (front benches at left) listen as the Tabernacle Choir performs one of President Benson’s favorite hymns.

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President Benson’s brethren stand by as his casket is taken from the Tabernacle

Some of President Benson’s brethren stand by as his casket is taken from the Tabernacle.

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President Howard W. Hunter presided and spoke at the funeral

President Howard W. Hunter presided and spoke at the funeral.

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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

A flag files at half-mast atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

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Ribbons decorate fence posts

Ribbons decorate fence posts along the route to the Whitney, Idaho, cemetery.

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Floral tributes

Floral tributes surround the casket before burial.

Photography by Craig Dimond, Maren Younce, Welden Andersen, Derek Israelson, and Matt Reier

Visitors filed through the Church Administration Building all day June 3 to pay their respects.

In addition to family, friends, and Church members in the Tabernacle, a large television audience heard President Benson eulogized.

Cars for the funeral cortege line up outside the Tabernacle on Temple Square.

Two visitors listen to the funeral broadcast outside the Tabernacle on Temple Square.

Pallbearers, grandsons of President Benson, position the casket at the grave site.

President Benson’s son Mark holds a flag from the casket.