At tonight’s First Presidency Christmas Devotional, President Gordon B. Hinckley announced the passing of Sister Ruby Haight, widow of Elder David B. Haight, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who died this past summer on 31 July 2004.
Sister Haight is the grandmother of Utah Governor-elect Jon Huntsman Jr. She passed away peacefully at her home early this evening with family members at her side. She was 94 years of age.
Honoring Sister Haight as “a great lady, a beautiful and sweet and wonderful character,” President Hinckley extended condolences to the Haight and Huntsman families and “prayers that the Lord will comfort and sustain and bless them.”
Funeral arrangements are pending.