Lorin Lamar Madsen(1931 - 2013)

Lorin Lamar Madsen
February 4, 1931 - November 10, 2013
Lorin Lamar Madsen passed away on November 10, 2013 into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
Lorin was born February 4, 1931 in Shelley, Idaho to Niels Christian Madsen and Florence Bingham. They later moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he graduated from Pocatello High School in 1949.
He joined the United States Air Force in 1950, where he served as a radar technician attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon leaving the Air Force in 1954, he resumed a brick mason apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Brick Mason in November, 1956. He used this skill to put himself through college. He attended Idaho State College in Pocatello, from 1955 to 1957. He married Patricia Janis Yearsley on January 26, 1956. Their son Blake was born in Pocatello in 1957 and later that year they moved to Logan, Utah. Lorin earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University in 1959. After graduation, they moved to China Lake, California where he was employed at the Naval Ordinance Test Station. Their second son, Neil, was born in 1960. In 1966 they relocated to Layton, UT where Lorin worked at Hill Air Force Base until retiring in 1988.
Lorin enjoyed buying and selling raw ground. He was a hobby dry farmer and liked to grow wheat. He cleared sagebrush from over 1800 acres in Box Elder County.
Lorin leaves a lasting legacy of his diligence, talents, and service. His brick, stone, and concrete work can be found at Idaho State University, Utah State University, and in the homes of friends and family. He has done volunteer projects in Idaho, California, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah. He gave his sons the idea for a small business and was instrumental in helping them get started by supplying a used cement mixer, wheelbarrow, and the use of his pickup truck. He loved being around his sons and helping at the business until he was no longer physically able to be there. His grandchildren were also a great source of joy in this life.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; sons Blake (Roxene) and Neil (Paula); grandchildren Kristiane, Jeffrey (Ruth), Alicia, Sarah, Aubrey, Cameron, Brock, Derek; and brother Chris Madsen.
Special thanks to Encompass Hospice and Visiting Angels.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville Bible Church, 181 N. Flint St., Kaysville, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Myers Mortuary, 250 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Interment, Layton Memorial Park Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pregnancy Care Center, 2909 Washington #105, Ogden, UT 84401; or the Ogden Rescue Mission, 2775 Wall Ave., Ogden, UT 84401.
Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com


Published in Idaho State Journal from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2013