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Elder Dean Davies, 69, dies of cancer after almost a decade of service as a general authority

Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric speaks during BYU-Hawaii graduation.
Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric speaks during BYU-Hawaii graduation on June 30, 2018. Elder Davies died Tuesday of cancer.
Monique Saenz, BYU-Hawaii

Elder Dean M. Davies — a husband, father, grandfather and dedicated disciple — died Tuesday Aug. 31, 2021, in North Salt Lake following a battle with cancer.

His approachability, warm smile and understated wisdom earned him the friendship and trust of people of all backgrounds throughout a richly-lived life, including almost a decade of service as a general authority.

Elder Davies, who was 69, is survived by his wife, Sister Darla Davies, five children and 16 grandchildren. The sum of his life’s work, he once told the Church News, is that “the Lord loves and guides His children.”

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