Saturday, February 6, 2010

Elder Burrows funeral scheduled at the Alpine Tabernacle....

The following article appeared in the Daily Herald on February 5, 2010.  The article was written by Ashley King

Funeral services have been arranged for an LDS missionary from Highland who died while serving in Romania.

McKay Chow Burrows, a resident of Highland, and his companion, Jace Edwards Davis of Logandale, Nev., died on Jan. 29 after an apparent natural gas leak in their apartment.

According to Howard Bangerter, president of the Burrows's stake, arrangements have now been made for the bodies to be returned to their families and funeral services held.

Services for Burrows will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Alpine Tabernacle, 110 E. Main, American Fork. A viewing will be held at the tabernacle prior to the funeral, beginning at noon.

"We expect that there will be dignitaries from the [LDS] Church present, but we don't know whom," Bangerter said.

Thursday morning a memorial service was held in Romania that included all the missionaries in the Romania Bucharest Mission, President James S. Lundberg, president of the mission and Elder Erich W. Copischke, area president for the Romania area.

The bodies of Burrows and Davis could not be released until after autopsies had been performed. No further information has been released concerning the autopsies or the related police investigation.

"When Elder Burrows left on his mission, he bore a powerful testimony of his savior, Jesus Christ, of the plan of salvation and of the resurrection," Bangerter said. "He enjoyed testifying of those things as a missionary and it's those same principles and knowledge that are bringing his family comfort at this time."

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