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Byron Lloyd Poelman
July 1, 1934 - April 11, 2014
B. Lloyd Poelman passed away peacefully at home following a struggle with Lewy Body Disease. Lloyd lived a thorough life. He worked diligently to provide for his large family, he served God by dedicating his time and talents to numerous church callings and he remained an ever kind and gracious man.
Born at home in Salt Lake City, Lloyd grew up with few material possessions, but rich in love, faith, and music. As a young man, Lloyd served an LDS mission to the Netherlands, his fatherland. In midlife, he served as president of the Tennessee Nashville Mission, accompanied by his companion Catherine and family where the last of nine children was born. He loved and served others as a bishop and stake president in the University, Bonneville and Monument Park North Stakes. After retiring from practicing law at Kirton McConkie, Lloyd served with his wife as senior missionaries in the rural town of Colina, Chile. Most recently Lloyd felt deeply privileged to serve in the Salt Lake Temple.
Lloyd was largely a self-taught musician who composed several instrumental and choral numbers, enjoyed improvising on the piano and playing his organ. At different times in his life, Lloyd was drawn to pigeons, motorcycles, and books on the cosmos. He enjoyed years of construction projects and recreation at the beloved "Mill" in rural St. Charles, Idaho. With tools, stain, and sweat, he led the transformation of an old grain mill into an eclectic, inviting family gathering place.
His wife Catherine Edwards, children Elizabeth (Stephen) Simmons, Rebecca (David) Bennion, Emily (David) Sheffield, Cathy (Marc) Boyden, Michael (Tawna), Martha (Todd) Ethington, Andrew (Betsabe), John, twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, brothers Stuart (Helen), Keith (Linda), and sister Marva (Bob) Pothier are comforted to know Lloyd is once again vitally engaged on the other side of the veil alongside his son Stephen, his parents Hendrik and Ella, his brother Ronald (Anne), and sister Carol (Brent) Feltch.
The family feels deep gratitude to compassionate friends, neighbors and medical personnel who helped them care for Lloyd over the past months and years.
Better than flowers in Lloyd's memory would be contributions to the Temple Patron Assistance Fund.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 19, 2014, at noon at the Monument Park 2nd Ward, 1005 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. A visitation will be Friday evening at the same location from 6-8 pm and at 10:30 am prior to services. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Published in Deseret News from Apr. 13 to Apr. 18, 2014
It is no surprise that having repented of his sin (sure, that was his one and only time!) he repented and was washed clean of his sin and returned to full activity, going on to serve a senior mission and then happily serve in the Salt Lake Temple.
For those who don't read the cited newspaper article, one of the highlights of the article is that a special stake conference was held, chaired by Boyd K. Packer, wherein the faithful were told that t'weren't a big deal, because Poelman had repented, and they knew he meant it. He was ex'd in a secret meeting following that stake conference. No doubt he was rebaptized after a minimal delay. And of course, the odds are that he'd already had his Second Annoying, as rich, powerful and connected as he was, what with a brother serving as a President of the 70.
Here's a notion put forward at that time, based on this source: http://mormon-alliance.org/casereports/volume1/part1/v1p1c01.htm
The thrust of this article is to fault Utah for allowing the church to control the flow of government. It seems that B. Lloyd Poelman was for some time previous to his arrest serving on a state committee that touched on pornography and he had to view examples of pornography.
Here's a snippet from the above link:
"...To represent a broad spectrum of community interests, the governor’s office asked for a representative from the LDS Church. B. Lloyd Poelman, then a named partner in the law firm of Kirton, McConkie & Poelman that represents the Church in many legal cases, was appointed. Ronald E. Poelman, Lloyd’s brother, is a General Authority, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, which is ranked second to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
"Nicholas G. Smith, who attended meetings of the task force over the next several months, stated: "Poelman always seemed to have his own agenda. He definitely was not an advocate for abused children. Rather, he manifested particular solicitude for the interests of large organizations whose agents might be perpetrating (wrongs) against children.
"More serious questions about Poelman’s commitment to the moral protection of children surfaced two years later.
"At a special conference of Monument Park North Stake on 14 August, Lloyd Poelman was released. He bore his testimony, hoped that 'anyone I have offended will forgive me,' and commented that 'my family has had struggles. These have been too public.
"Elder Boyd K. Packer, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve, presided over the conference, cautioned members of the stake not to talk about the stake’s 'family" matters', and assured the stake members, 'I felt relieved about President and Sister Poelman. Whatever else will take place, there will be no eternal consequences.'
"Elder John E. Fowler, area president and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, stated that he had 'explicit trust' in Elder Packer and testified that 'that which has occurred in this reorganization is precisely what the Lord would have done if he were here.' Poelman was excommunicated later that day.
Now here's the good part!
"Poelman chaired the now-defunct Citizens for Positive Community Values, a group begun about ten years (earlier) '...with pornography as a major issue.'
"According to former member Darlene Hutchison, Poelman ‘had to habitually view videos to make decisions. It probably led to his downfall.’ She suggested that 'sexual addiction is a real risk of viewing such material' and she likened Poelman to 'a general killed in the field. ... Sometimes those leading the fight fall victim. He may have saved others from the same fate.’"
Special people get special treatment, because ... ghawd!