Paul R. Cheesman, 70, author of several books about ancient America and
the Book of Mormon, died Nov. 13. He wrote and produced two films used in
LDS visitors centers: ``Ancient America Speaks'' and ``Before Columbus.'' A
retired professor of religion at BYU, he served as president of the
Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission 1980-1983.
At the time of his death, he and his wife, Millie, were serving at the
New York Visitors Center, where he was director. He returned to Utah for
bypass surgery after suffering a heart attack in New York.