Fern Tanner Lee

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Fern Lucinda Tanner Lee was the wife of Harold B. Lee, eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was born on November 14, 1896, in Granger, Utah. She served in the Western States Mission, where she met fellow missionary Harold B. Lee at a mission conference on her birthday. After they completed their respective missions, he moved to Utah and they renewed their friendship. They married on her birthday in 1923. She bore two daughters.

She served in many capacities in the LDS Church, especially with the Young Women of the Church. Her first calling was Primary organist when she was 14 years old. She traveled widely throughout the world at the side of her husband as he served as a general authority. She also served in the Salt Lake Temple.

She died on September 24, 1962. She had been ill for several months and passed away following a cerebral hemorrhage. Her daughter Maurine died three years later from a serious illness.