My father died today. We had known for a while that something was not quite right with his blood, and recently found out that it was leukemia. Apparently a very acute type.
My father spent his entire career teaching Geography at Ricks College, along with several religious classes. He served for nine years in the Presidency of the Rexburg Idaho North Stake, along with many other callings. He served a mission in Australia as a young man, and served another mission in Kenya recently with my mom. He had six children.
He contributed a few posts to this blog. He compared Mormonism to Taoism here, wrote about the atonement as a process here, and made a lengthy comparison between the gospel and chess here. He even had an article published in Dialogue about Christ’s World Government here.
My father was an excellent example of faithfulness and duty to his family and to the church. The older I get, it seems the more I become like him. I will miss him very much. My firm belief in the resurrection and the eternal nature of the family gives me great comfort.
‘Til we meet again, dad.