Our deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Parley William Madsen, Jr., M.D., passed away as he would want it, surrounded by his family, on July 28, 1993, of cancer.
Born September 15, 1918, in Toppenish, Wash., to Parley W. Madsen, Sr., and Christina Nuttall Madsen. He was a graduate of BYU and the University of Utah Medical School. After completing one year of college, he volunteered for service in the United States Air Force. After completng his training, he volunteered for and flew with the British Royal Air Force until the United States entered the war.After finishing his tour of duty, while waiting for transportation back to the United States, he volunteered for additional missions over occupied Europe and was shot down over France. Prisoner of war for two years. He returned to the states after the liberation of prisoners held in the infamous Stalag Luft 3. He married his sweetheart, Romania "Chris" Christensen, who had waited the long years until he returned.
He later resigned his commission in the Air Force to finish college and medical school. Specialized in the then new field of Physiatary (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). He returned to the Air Force as a medical officer, then affiliated himself with the Veterans Administration, where he served in New York, Kansas and California until his retirement. He then chose to remain in California.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by: Three sons and three daughters, Parley Wm. 3, M.D., Miami, Florida; Harold O., Lompoc, Calif.; Christian N., Corona, Calif.; Saundra M. Alldredge, Twin Falls, Idaho; Stephanie M. Chatterton, Las Vegas, Nev.; Sherri M. Hulbert, Shingle Springs, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; five brothers, Arch L., Carlos N., Kenneth R., Ronald E., all of Salt Lake City; Lowell L., Littleton, Colorado; as well as many nieces and nephews.
High Priest in the LDS Church, and, with his wife, an ordinance worker in the Oakland Temple. Parley always chose to live on the leading edge of all he did, both in the church and in his profession. He attended many seminars in his field of medicine, was a member in the Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Member of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, member of the Governor of Utah's Committee for hiring the handicapped and member of the Governor of Kansas' Committee on the hiring of the handicapped.
Services in the Concord Ward, Saturday. Viewing on Monday, August 2, at the Memorial Park Chapel at 17111 South Camp Williams Rd. (extension of Redwood Road) at 1 p.m. Services in the Memorial Park Chapel at 2 p.m.
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