The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full report, CLICK HERE. 

Patricia Terry Holland, the wife of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a former counselor in the Young Women General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away peacefully on July, 20, 2023, after a brief hospitalization. She was 81.

Patricia (Pat) Terry was born February 16, 1942, and grew up on a farm in Enterprise, a small pioneer-founded community in southern Utah. Pat is the daughter of Maeser and Marilla Terry.

“I came from a community of faith where the entire community believed and taught it. I couldn’t get away with anything,” she recalled.

Pat milked and herded cows, drove farm trucks and skipped school in the fall for the potato harvest. “I was quite a tomboy.”

She also grew up hearing of the strong convictions and faith of her pioneer ancestors, which influenced her throughout her life.

“I learned everything that I have with the gospel from my mother at my mother’s knee,” she said. “She loved to study, and she loved to read, and she studied gospel things, and she would impart that to her children and to me particularly. I was the only girl with five boys for a good part of my life. I had a little sister born when I was 16.”

To read the full report, CLICK HERE.