ElderRussell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of TheChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wendy L. Watsonwere married today in the Salt Lake Temple. This is the secondmarriage for Elder Nelson and the first for Wendy Watson.
Elder Nelsons previousmarriage was to Dantzel White Nelson, who died 12 February 2005.Their family includes 10 children, 56 grandchildren and 18great-grandchildren.
Ordained an Apostle on 12April 1984, Elder Nelson received his B.A. and M.D. degrees fromthe University of Utah and his Ph.D. from the University ofMinnesota. A renowned surgeon and medical researcher, Elder Nelsonserved as the former president of the Society for Vascular Surgeryand also as former chairman of the Council on CardiovascularSurgery for the American Heart Association.
Wendy L. Watson, originallyof Raymond, Alberta, Canada, is the daughter of the late LeonardDavid and Laura McLean Watson. She is a professor of marriage andfamily therapy in the School of Family Life at Brigham YoungUniversity (BYU) and will retire 1 May 2006. She received her R.N.in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, her B.A. from the University of Hawaiiin Honolulu, her M.Sc. from BYU, and her Ph.D. from the Universityof Calgary. She served as chair of BYU Womens Conference for 1999and 2000, and is the author of several books and addresses recordedon CD, including Rock Solid Relationships and Things AreNot Always as They Appear.
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Elder Russell M. Nelson Marries Wendy L. Watson