Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve hospitalized (Updated)


The 92-year-old Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve has returned home after he was hospitalized with breathing difficulties.

Elliott Miller
Elder Perry and his wife, Barbara Dayton Perry, walk out of the Sunday afternoon session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference. Elder Perry was hospitalized April 22. (Elliott Miller)

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement that Elder Perry was undergoing tests and observations.

Elder Perry is the second-most senior member of the the Quorum of the Twelve. He has been in the Quorum since 1974.

He spent his professional career as a vice president and treasurer in retail business. He’s originally from Logan.

Elder Perry spoke earlier this month at general conference in Salt Lake City. He described his recent visit to the Vatican for an international conference about families. He said the LDS church would be a leading advocate for traditional families and speak out against “counterfeit and alternative lifestyles.”

“It was remarkable for me to see how marriage and family-centered priorities cut across and superseded any political and economical and religious differences,” Elder Perry said. “When it comes to love of spouse, hopes and worries and dreams for children, we are all the same.”

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