The current president of the Morman Church, Russell M. Nelson daughter has died. Wendy Nelson Maxfield passed away from cancer on Jan. 11, 2019. Maxfield was 67 years old.
The spokesperson for the LDS, Irene Caso, said in a news release on Jan. 12 that Maxfield died from cancer. On behalf of the church, she offered love to the Maxfield and Nelson family as they mourned and memorialized her life.
Maxfield was Nelson’s daughter which he had with his first wife, Dantzel White. Together, they had one son and nine daughters before she died in 2005. Maxford had a sister, Emily Nelson Wittwer who died in Jan. 1995 when she was 37 years old from cancer.
Russell married his second wife Wendy L. Watson who was a church speaker and author in 2006..
Wendy raised seven children with her present husband, Norman Maxfield. They had 20 grandchildren together.
Russell M. Nelson who is the Church’s 17th president was also a former surgeon.
Funeral arrangements for Maxfield have not been announced.
Written By Barbara Sobel
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