President Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died from causes incident to age on January 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City at the age of 90. He was the 16th President in the 187-year history of the Church and served as its President since February 3, 2008. Learn more.
A public viewing open to all ages will take place Thursday, January 11, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. To maintain dignity, order, and security, the public is encouraged to follow and understand these protocols:
- There will only be one-way traffic flow, and you will not be allowed to remain in the building.
- No packages or backpacks will be allowed in the viewing area. Standard handbags are allowed.
- All visitors will be required to pass through metal detectors or other security devices.
- There should be no talking to maintain a reverent atmosphere.
- Photos will not be permitted in the viewing area.
Funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square on Friday, January 12, 2018, at noon mountain standard time.
The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older.
Those who attend the funeral services at the Conference Center (which seats 21,000 people) must be in their seats no later than 11:30 a.m. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Seating is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating with large-screen viewing of the proceedings will be offered in the adjacent Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, and Conference Center Theater.
The funeral services will be broadcast live via MormonNewsroom.org, mormontabernaclechoir.org, LDS.org (Cebuano, Chinese – Cantonese and Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Spanish, Ukrainian, and ASL, with closed captioning in English and Spanish), KSL TV, the KSL TV app, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYUtv Eleven, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, Canal Mormón (Spanish) and on the Church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL Radio and BYU Radio.
A private burial service will take place at the Salt Lake City Cemetery following the funeral.
Expressions of Sympathy and Flowers
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Church’s General Missionary Fund at give.lds.org/monson.