Elder Archibald eulogized for his service, cheer
Deseret News 29Dec98
By Lynn Arave: Deseret News staff writer
Pres. Hinckley pays tribute to 'a remarkable man'
The Eagle Gate Stake Center's chaple held a standing-room only
crowd for the funeral of Elder Dallas Nielsen Archibald of the
First Quorum of the Seventy on Monday, December 28th. Elder
Archibald drowned in a fishing accident in the Bio Bio River
about 100 miles south of Concepcion, Chile. Elder Archibald was
60 years old.
The service included eulogies by two family members and five
speakers, including President Gordon B. Hinckley. President
Hinckley called Archibald a 'remarkable man' and said that
the Church has suffered a great loss. He also noted that Elder
Archibald is the first General Authority to suffer an accidental
death in 60 years, since the death of Elder J. Golden Kimball
in a 1938 automobile accident near Reno, Nevada. Ironically,
Elder Kimball was killed the year that Elder Archibald was born.
Also speaking at the funeral were President Thomas S. Monson and
President James E. Faust, both of the First Presidency. President
Faust noted that given Elder Archibald's lengthy foreign service,
the funeral would have required a much larger building, were it
to be held in Brazil or in Chile.
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder
Harold G. Hillam also spoke. Elder Joe J. Christensen, a member
of the Presidency of the Seventy along with Elder Hillam, conducted
Elder Archibalds only child, Teresa D. Archibald and his wife,
Linda R. Archibald, also spoke at the funeral.