When it comes to appreciating the women in our lives, late LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley offered this advice in a 2003 general conference address: "Be kind to the women. They constitute half of the population and are mothers to the other half."
In honor of mothers and women everywhere, here is a look at 11 remarkable women in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The list includes women of different cultures who endured difficult challenges. They are mothers, wives, activists, physicians, missionaries, professors, writers and politicians. Each one is distinguished in her own way.
Elizabeth C. McCune (1852-1924)
Raised in Utah and Nevada, Elizabeth C. McCune married her childhood sweetheart and successful businessman Alfred W. McCune.
Tsune Ishida Nachie (1856-1938)
Tsune Nachie joined the church after she was hired to be a cook and housekeeper for the Japanese LDS mission in 1905. For the next 18 years she became like a second mother to the missionaries.