My friend (and missionary companion form 1976), Elaine Smith, lost her husband last week to a heart attack. I attended the services yesterday in Layton, UT and enjoyed getting to know more about her husband.
It was wonderful hearing three of their sons give a loving tribute to their father. They told stories of their interactions with him, many of them told in light of their sureness of meeting him again in the next life. It was a beautiful service to a congregation the size of a stake conference. It was a real tribute to the impact he had on his family friends, and the community around him!