Spencer W. Kimball

“Spencer W. Kimball,” Friend, Nov. 1993, 5

Spencer W. Kimball

Latter-day Prophets (puzzle-coloring page)

Instructions: Cut out the puzzle squares, put them together to create a picture of this prophet, and read some of the highlights of his life. Glue the picture, its title, and the highlights to another piece of paper, and color it.


Art from Presidents of the Church coloring book: courtesy of Grandin Book, Orem, Utah

  • 1895 March 28, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 1898 (age 3) Moves with family to Thatcher, Arizona

  • 1898–1905 (age 3–10) Suffers from typhoid fever, facial paralysis, and a near drowning

  • 1906 (age 11) Mother dies

  • 1909 (age 14) Teaches a Sunday School class

  • 1914–16 (age 19–21) Serves a mission in the Central States Mission

  • 1917 (age 22) Marries Camilla Eyring

  • 1927 (age 32) Establishes insurance and real estate agency in Safford, Arizona

  • 1936 (age 41) Is elected leader of the Arizona Rotary Club

  • 1938 (age 42) Is called to serve as president of the Mount Graham Stake in Arizona

  • 1943 (age 48) Is called to be an Apostle

  • 1946 (age 51) Receives the assignment from President George Albert Smith to work with the Indians

  • 1946–50 (age 51–55) Supervises missionary work in South America; begins missionary work among the Indians of the Andes

  • 1968 (age 73) Is named Supervisor of the missions in Great Britain

  • 1973 (age 78) Is sustained as President of the Church

  • 1974 (age 79) Dedicates the Washington (D.C.) Temple

  • 1978 (age 83) Receives a revelation extending the priesthood to all worthy male members; dedicates the São Paulo Temple

  • 1979 (age 84) Oversees publication of the LDS edition of the King James version of the Bible

  • 1980 (age 85) Dedicates the Tokyo Temple and the Seattle Temple

  • 1981 (age 86) Oversees publication of the new edition of the Triple Combination

  • 1985 (age 90) November 5, dies in Salt Lake City, Utah