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Daughter of President Nelson dies after courageous battle with cancer

Wendy Nelson Maxfield — a daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Saints — died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67.

The Norman and Wendy Nelson Maxfield family. Sister Maxfield, daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.
The Norman and Wendy Nelson Maxfield family. Sister Maxfield, daughter of President Russell M. Nelson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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 to be 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.

Sister Maxfield is proceeded by death by her sister Emily Nelson Wittwer — who died on Jan. 29, 1995, at age 37 of cancer — and her mother, Sister Dantzel W. Nelson, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 12, 2005.

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