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Carolyn Tanner Irish, The 10th Bishop Of The Episcopal Diocese Of Utah Died Tuesday At The Age Of 81

The 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, Carolyn Tanner Irish, passed away earlier this week. Bishop Tanner Irish was the first woman to lead a major denomination in Utah. 

Passing away on Tuesday at the age of 81, Bishop Tanner Irish was also the first individual female recipient of the Giant in Our City Award from the Salt Lake Chamber.

According to the Right Rev. Scott Hayashi, Bishop Tanner Irish passed away surrounded by family in her home in Salt Lake City. 


Hayashi replaced her as bishop in 2010 and said her legacy was one of generosity.


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