The daughter of former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson has died from a fall in her Palm Springs, California home.
Sarah Nelson was 46.
The family reports Sarah had had ankle surgery and had been on crutches when the accident happened this past weekend. She was alone in her house at the time.
Sarah Nelson grew up in Omaha. She graduated from Duchesne Academy.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer released the following statement:
“I was heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Sarah Nelson. The loss of a child is simply beyond comprehension. Bruce and I offer our prayers and sincerest condolences to Ben, Diane, and the entire Nelson family during this difficult time.”
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued this statement:
“Melissa and I are devastated by this tragedy and offer our thoughts and prayers for the entire Nelson family. As the parents to three kids, our hearts go out to those who were close to Sarah. Nebraskans will hold the Nelson family close during this time of heartbreak.”
Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a statement:
“Susanne and I send our deepest condolences to Senator Nelson’s family. We can only begin to understand how difficult this loss is. We ask Nebraskans to join us in keeping their family in your thoughts and prayers.”