Wendy Nelson Maxfield, a daughter of Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday at age 67.
Maxfield died after what a church spokeswoman called “a courageous battle” with cancer.
“We express our love to the entire Nelson and Maxfield family as they remember her life and mourn her passing,” spokeswoman Irene Caso said Saturday in a news release.
Maxfield was married to Norman Maxfield. Together, they raised seven children and have 20 grandchildren.
Maxfield is Nelson’s daughter from his first marriage. The Latter-day Saint leader and his first wife, Dantzel White Nelson, reared 10 children — nine daughters and one son — before her death in 2005. Nelson remarried in 2006, making Wendy L. Watson, an author and church speaker in her own right, his wife.