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Marjorie Hinckley, at 92; wife of head of Mormon church

SALT LAKE CITY -- Marjorie Pay Hinckley, wife of Mormon Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, died yesterday at home. She was 92.

The Hinckleys were married 67 years. They have five children and 25 grandchildren. Marjorie Hinckley fell ill in January while returning with her husband from the dedication of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in West Africa.

Marjorie Hinckley was born in Nephi, about 65 miles south of Salt Lake City. "The family that I grew up in consisted of one brother and four sisters and a mother and father who were absolutely devoted to the church," she told Brigham Young Magazine in 1996. "It was a prayerful home. We prayed about everything, and I mean everything -- that we wouldn't burn the soup." Mrs. Hinckley was an avid reader and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Utah Valley State College in April 2001 and an honorary doctorate in Christian Service from Brigham Young University in April 2000.

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