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Funeral for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer Friday at Tabernacle on Temple Square

  • People attend a memorial service for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    People attend a memorial service for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir look on during the memorial service for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir look on during the memorial service for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pallbearers carry the casket of Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer during a memorial service at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Pallbearers carry the casket of Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer during a memorial service at the Tabernacle, on Temple Square Friday, July 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Packer's death on July 3 at the age of 90 from natural causes left the religion with two openings on a high-level governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Several thousand people are expected to gather Friday in Salt Lake City to honor the life of Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer.

Services for Packer are scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Packer died July 3 at his Salt Lake City home of natural causes. He was 90.

Packer had been a member of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since 1970. As president of that governing body, he was next in line to become president of the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was known as a staunch advocate for a conservative form of Mormonism.

The service will be open to the public ages 8 and older. A private burial will follow at the Brigham City Cemetery.