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Daughter of Latter-day Saint Church president dies after battle with cancer

By Sara Jane Weaver, Church News | Posted - Jan 12th, 2019 @ 7:39pm

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SALT LAKE CITY — Wendy Nelson Maxfield, a daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday at her home after a battle with cancer. She was 67.

She and her husband, Norman A. Maxfield, are the parents of seven children and 20 grandchildren.

She is the second of nine daughters and one son born to President Nelson and Sister Dantzel White Nelson.

“We express our love to the entire Nelson and Maxfield family as they remember her life and mourn her passing," said church spokesman Irene Caso.

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Editor's note: This article initially had Wendy's mother's name as Dantel White Nelson. That has been corrected to Dantzel.


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