The funeral service for Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was held Monday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. MTD in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Michael W. Scott, Elder Scott’s son said, in his eulogy, his father learned about the Church through his grandmother and Church leaders who had sought him out.
“Perhaps the reason that dad was able to reach out to the one, the less active, the lonely, the discouraged, the downtrodden, was because in that early period of his life he was the one,” Scott said. “The one being reached down to and rescued.”
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke after Elder Scott’s son.
“He asked us to work hard, but none of us could work harder than he,” Christofferson said. “He asked us to read the scriptures and he led the way.”
Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said he and Elder Scott had the privilege of traveling to Africa where they worked in 15 countries.
“He consecrated his life to serve all people,” Nelson said. “Regardless of their nationality, race or language, he understood the worth of every precious soul that he met.”
President Thomas S. Monson president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said he was able to feel how much the Lord loved Elder Scott.
“Richard, our cherished friend, we loved you here and we will love you there,” Monson said.