Our dearest friend and beloved mother, Vaudis Lou Richards Madsen, completed her journey and returned to our Father in Heaven on June 4, 1996. She succumbed after a three-year struggle with Metastatic Ovarian Cancer.
Vaudis was born October 7, 1921, in Magna, Utah. She was the third child born to Thomas A. and Lula Z. Richards. She graduated from Cyprus High in Magna in 1939. After high school she obtained her RN degree from Salt Lake County Hospital. On December 24, 1942, she married Clarence G. Madsen of Salt Lake City and devoted the next 42 years of her life to him and to raising their four children: Bill Cindy, Ace, and Dennis. For the last four years, she has enjoyed and treasured the companionship of her friend, Bob Mace.During the 76 years of her mortal existence, she was a witness to and marveled at the many changes and innovations that took place. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was soft spoken, kind, and honest. She loved her work as a nurse and retired from Deaconess Hospital in 1985. She enjoyed gardening. She was a charter member of the Golden Girl Dance organization and cherished her participation in that group. She was an active member of the Billings 5th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many church positions.
She loved and was loved by her grandchildren: Kris Mullen, Mike Madsen, Allyn Taylor, Laramie Taylor, Weston Taylor, Kaycee Taylor, Whitney Taylor, Wyatt Taylor, Dea Madsen, Wes Madsen, Adam Madsen, Tara Madsen, and Carissa Madsen. She is survived by her sister Faye Patterson, sister, Barbara Johnson; and children, William P. Madsen, Cindy L. Taylor, Ace Madsen, and Darrell D. Madsen.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 8, 1996, 12:30 p.m., at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 North "N" Street. Friends may call Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who have offered their support and kindness during these trying times. We would also like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Twito and the staff of the Billings Clinic and Deaconess Hospital who took such excellent care of her for the last three years.
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