Mary Crandall Hales Death – Mary Crandall Hales, wife of member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Elder Robert D. Hales has died. She passed away sadly with family by her side on Sunday 15th January 2023 at the age of 90 after her husband passed away at the age of 85 in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 1, 2017. The circumstances surrounding Mary Crandall Hales’ death has not been made public.
Robert D. Hales Early Life and Education
Hales spent his formative years in both Queens and Great Neck, New York. He has a New York City pedigree. John Rulon Hales was an artist who focused on advertising, and his wife, Vera Marie Holbrook, gave birth to their third and final child. Of the three kids, he was the youngest. The Hales family has a long history of dedication to their local Latter-day Saints meetinghouse. The family was active in their church, the Queens Ward. Hales continued his baseball career at the University of Utah after graduating from Great Neck High School.
He played the position of pitcher for both of his universities (U of U). His arm was injured while playing in a semi-pro league in Arizona because he threw too hard. Before he got hurt, people gave him a decent shot of making it to the big leagues. But at the moment, it looks like those expectations will be disappointed.
Robert D. Hales Career
After an injury prevented Hales from returning to baseball, he enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Utah. While attending the University of Utah, Hales worked for KSL-TV and KDYL. Having earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, he spent four years in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot. In the year 1960, Hales graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School (HBS).
Hales was the president of the LDS Church’s elders quorum while he was a student at HBS. While he was in Downey, California, he also taught at a seminary. Hales was a bishop in the Church three times (in Weston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and Frankfurt, Germany). Both in Weston and in Albany, Georgia, he led branches as president. While he was a student at HBS, Henry B. Eyring, a counselor in the district presidency, assigned him to serve as president of the Weston branch.
Hales held the presidency positions of both the Seville, Spain, and the Berlin, Germany branches. While he was in London, England, and later while he was in Massachusetts, he served on the stake high council. When the Boston Massachusetts Stake was established in 1960, he joined its presidency as a counselor. Following that, he worked as a representative for the region, spending time in both Louisiana and Minnesota.
Mary Crandall Hales’ obituary will be released by the family
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