“Merlin R. Lybbert, Former Seventy, Dies,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 79
Merlin Rex Lybbert, who served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from April 1989 to October 1994, died on 6 July in Salt Lake City at age 75.
He had been president of the Cardston Alberta Temple for three years following his release as a member of the Seventy. Previously, he had served as a high councilor, bishop, stake president, and regional representative.
He worked professionally as an attorney for almost 35 years before being called to full-time Church service. Born on 31 January 1926 in Cardston, he was a son of Charles Lester Lybbert and Delvia Reed. He married Nola Cahoon on 26 May 1949 in the Cardston Alberta Temple, and they are the parents of six children.