President Howard W. Hunter Crossword
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“President Howard W. Hunter Crossword,” Friend, Nov. 2001, 26

President Howard W. Hunter Crossword

You can learn about President Howard W. Hunter, the fourteenth President of the Church, by doing this crossword puzzle. Read the clues, then fill in the puzzle by choosing the correct answer from the list.

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  1. One of President Howard W. Hunter’s lifelong best friends was his younger sister, __________.

  2. Growing up in Boise, Idaho, he was responsible for feeding and watering these animals for his family. He liked other animals, too, especially dogs.

  3. When President Hunter’s wife became ill, he visited her in the hospital and then lovingly took care of her at home for __________ years until she passed away.

  4. In the evening, young Howard walked a half mile with his sister to the local dairy and returned with heavy bottles of ____________, which he delivered to widows.

  5. Because his father was not a member of the Church, President Hunter had to wait until he was twelve-and-a-half years old to be _____________. When he was finally able to pass the sacrament with the other boys his age, he felt very happy.

  6. In school, he needed help coloring pictures because he could not tell the difference between red, brown, orange, and green. He was afraid to tell his teacher that he was ______________.


  1. As a young man, he started an orchestra called Hunter’s ____________. They played for dances and parties and even for travelers on a cruise ship. He could play the saxophone, clarinet, piano, marimba, and drums.

  2. Even though he was getting older and weaker, he continued to ___________ all over the world, teaching the gospel and helping the Saints.

  3. After a heart attack and back surgery, he had to use one of these. He even spoke in general conference sitting down!

  4. President Hunter asked members to try harder to be like Jesus Christ and to make going to this place their highest goal.


  • Across—(4) Dorothy, (6) chickens, (7) eleven, (8) milk, (9) baptized, (10) color-blind. Down—(1) Croonaders, (2) travel, (3) wheelchair, (5) temple.