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Evan Lee Madsen 1933 ~ 2010 Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Evan Lee Madsen passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2010 due to complications from an infection. Evan was born September 7, 1933, to Harold J. and Helen Sanders Madsen at the family home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Jordan High School and later graduated from printing school at Utah Technical College. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 and later worked at Hill Air Force Base for 16 years. He served as a carpenter and general contractor for much of his life. He was sealed to his sweetheart Amelia Darlene Smith Graves in the Salt Lake City Temple. They have six children: Michelin, Laurie, Melanie, Darrel, Kenneth and Tamyra. Evan and Darlene shared the privilege of serving an LDS mission to Nigeria from 1984 to 1986 and grew to love the people of that country. Evan cherished his family, friends, community, nation and church. He served as a high priest group leader, high councilor, a temple ordinance worker in the Manti Temple and was an exemplary home teacher. Evan enjoyed participating in theatrical productions and was an accomplished narrator and speaker. He will be remembered as for his love to make his grandchildren and great-grandchildren laugh as he made rhymes with everything they said. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; his children: Michelin (Tim) York, Laurie Madsen, Melanie (Ron) Stoker, Darrel (Mary Ann) Madsen, Kenneth (Amanda) Madsen, Tamyra (Ron) Doty; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren expected to be born this year. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Sunday, February 21, 2010, at the LDS Kanosh Ward, 25 S. Main Street, Kanosh, UT 84637. Family and friends may visit prior to the funeral services on Monday, February 22, 2010, from 10:30 to 11:45 am with the funeral being held at 12 noon. Interment will be held at the Kanosh City Cemetery with military honors immediately after the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund would be appreciated.

Published in Deseret News on Feb. 20, 2010
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