Sister Ruth Faust Dies
April 2008

“Sister Ruth Faust Dies,” Ensign, Apr. 2008, 78

Sister Ruth Faust Dies

Sister Ruth Wright Faust, 86, passed away surrounded by family on February 10, 2008, from causes incident to age, six months after the death of her husband, President James E. Faust, formerly of the First Presidency.

Sister Faust was born on April 11, 1921, to Elmer Wright and Elizabeth Hamilton Wright. President and Sister Faust married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 21, 1943, and raised five children. They have 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She served in many callings, including ward and stake Relief Society president, and accompanied her husband around the world, coming to love members from many cultures.

President and Sister Faust were among the first official Church representatives in China when they accompanied the Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors there in 1979. They also came to love the people in Brazil, where they lived while President Faust presided over the Church in South America.

Jemes E. Faust and Ruth Wright on their wedding day, April 21, 1943.