Wife of Elder Nelson Passes Away

Wife of Elder Nelson Passes Away

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Dantzel White Nelson, wife of Elder Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Saturday at her home. She was 78.

The LDS Church announced the death in a release late Saturday. The cause was not immediately known. Mrs. Nelson would have turned 79 on Thursday.

A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 20 years, Dantzel Nelson and her husband had 10 children, 54 grandchildren and 14-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were pending.

Russell Nelson has been an apostle with the LDS Church since 1984.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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