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Sister Patricia T. Holland passes away at age 81

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After a faith-filled life defined by dedication, service, and testimony, Sister Patricia Terry Holland—the wife of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—died Thursday, July 20, at the age of 81.

A former general officer in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Holland—the mother of three, grandmother of 13, and great-grandmother of 5—will be remembered for her constant support of her husband and their efforts to share love and light in nations across the world.

Born Feb. 16, 1942, in Enterprise, Utah, to Maeser W. and Marilla Terry, Sister Holland embodied the faith and legacy of her pioneer ancestors. That faith carried her from the isolated farming community of her youth to marriage and motherhood, general Church leadership and the visibility of her husband’s callings, and—in recent years—through illness that illustrated her tenacity and character.

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You can read more about Sister Holland’s life and legacy on Church News and Church Newsroom.

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