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Obituary: Michelle Madsen Ashton

Michelle Madsen Ashton 1963 ~ 2005 GUNNISON, UTAH- Michelle Madsen Ashton, 42, of Gunnison, Utah, passed away September 17, 2005, at her home in Gunnison with her family by her side. She was born January 30, 1963, in Gunnison, Utah to Jack Gail and Mary Lois Greaves Madsen. She married Bret H. Ashton, June 28, 1983, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Michelle was a unique individual who used her talents to bless the lives of anyone she came in contact with. Her passion for creativity, nature, beauty and things that stirred the heart, have influenced the lives of many. Her greatest joy and happiest times were spent with her family at ball games, backyards, the cabin, Lake Powell, or around a quilt top. Michelle is a perfect example of a kindred neighbor and friend. She was always giving of her time and talents unselfishly. She faithfully served in the Primary, Young Womens, and Relief Society organizations of the LDS Church. Her beautiful smile and bright countenance will be treasured forever. She is survived by her husband Bret of Gunnison; children, Gaven Ashton, McKell Ashton, Taylor Ashton, Conner Ashton, all of Gunnison; parents, Jack and Mary Lois Madsen, Christenburg; brothers and sisters, Russell Madsen, Page, AZ; Dale (Sunee) Madsen, Yorbalinda, CA; David (Debra) Madsen, Christenburg; Diane (Allen) Dyreng, Gunnison; Jenene (Mark) Monroe, Scipio; Scott (Kerri) Madsen, South Jordan; father and mother-in-law: Larry (Joan) Ashton, Mapleton; Teddy (Al) Chappell, Manti. Preceded in death by grandparents, Milton and Jennie Greaves, Parley and Miranda Madsen. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 22, 2005, at 12:00 Noon in the Gunnison Stake Center. Friends may call at the Stake Center on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina, Manti. On line guest book at www.maglebymortuary.com. The Ashton family wished to express a special thanks to those who have taken care of Michelle: Dr. Dwight Inouye and Jocie Blackburn, Dr. Sandra Buys and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison Home Health staff and many friends and family.