Rulon G. Craven

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Rulon G. Craven was a former General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in the Second Quorum of Seventy from December 1990 to October 1996. While serving as a Seventy, he was second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, president of the Pacific Area, and counselor in the Asia and North America South area presidencies. He also served as secretary to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for thirteen years. He also served in the Church as a Regional Representative, a member of the Sunday School general board, general director for the Aaronic Priesthood Department, a bishop, and a member of a stake presidency. He also served as president of the Hamilton New Zealand Temple.

Craven was born on November 11, 1924, in Murray, Utah, and grew up in Logan, Utah, and Boise, Idaho. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines for two years. Afterward, he served as a full-time missionary to New Zealand. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He worked at BYU as director of the off-campus housing program and later as a business administrative assistant.

Craven and his wife, Donna, were the parents of six children. He died on February 6, 2017, in Centerville, Utah.