Summarized by Kent Larsen
Former Mission President Sanfred Elieson Sr.
DENTON, TEXAS -- Former mission president Sanfred Elieson Sr. died July 29th
after a severe heart attack. Elieson, a long-time resident of Denton county,
Texas, served as president of the then-Texas Mission for the LDS Church from
1964 to 1967. He was 85.
Elieson was a self-employed insurance agent and financial consultant who was
a Utah native and also lived in Southern California before settling in
Texas. He also had a long history of service to the LDS Church, including
missionary service in the Southern US states from 1934 to 1936, during the
height of the depression. During the 1950s, he served as bishop of the
Morningside Park Ward in Los Angeles.
Elieson also served in connection with the Dallas Texas Temple, presiding
over its public open house in 1984 and serving as first counselor in the
temple presidency from 1987-1990. He was also a patriarch in his stake since
Sanfred Elieson Sr.
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