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Ex-Deseret News editor John R. Talmage dies

Former Deseret News managing editor John Russell Talmage, 90, died Oct. 4, 2001.

Talmage graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism and began his career as a reporter with the Deseret News. While at the paper he was Church News editor, city editor, wire editor and a columnist.

While serving as a Navy captain in World War II, Talmage wrote the manual for Reciprocal Aid between the Allies.

Later, he served as an assistant to Gov. George D. Clyde. He was a research writer for the Utah Foundation until age 85.

In 1972 Talmage published a book titled, "The Talmage Story," about his father, James E. Talmage, who was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. The senior Talmage presided over the European mission of the church and was a noted writer on LDS doctrine.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Olympus LDS stake center, 2700 E. 4500 South. A viewing will be Monday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, and at the stake center Tuesday at 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.