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BYU Television, KBYU-TV to provide live coverage of funeral services for Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Funeral services for Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will air live on all BYU radio and television stations, including BYU Television and KBYU-TV, Channel 11, on Friday, Dec. 5, at noon (MST).

Some of Elder Wirthlin’s most memorable BYU devotionals, firesides and more will also be featured this week via the broadcast and media properties of BYU Broadcasting.

Elder Wirthlin had gone to bed at his Salt Lake City home, and died peacefully Dec. 1 at about 11:30 p.m. of causes incident to age. His oldest daughter, Jane Wirthlin Parker, was present. A member of the family had been staying and caring for Elder Wirthlin, whose wife, Elisa Young Rogers Wirthlin, died in 2006.

He had continued to work at his office right up until the Thanksgiving holiday.

For a complete list of programming for BYU Television, KBYU-TV, BYU Radio, BYU Television International and Classical 89, visit or call 1-801-422-8450.

Writer: Brady Toone


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