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Obituary: Carlos N Madsen, MD

Carlos N Madsen, MD 1922 ~ 2007 Carlos N Madsen, MD, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, of pneumonia and complications of old age. He died at his home in Sandy, Utah, as he wished. Carlos was born December 6, 1922, to Parley William Madsen and Christina Nuttall Madsen in Lakeview, Utah County. He was the fifth of eight children. Guided by his parents, he learned early in life that he could be personally productive if he concentrated on what he could do, rather than his limitations. He married his sweetheart of seven years from North Carolina, Margaret Lee Young, on March 21, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had nine children. Educated in the public schools in Lakeview and Provo Bench (Orem), Utah, he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. Carlos had the goal of becoming a physician early in life. His university training was divided between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He was inducted into the US Navy Reserves in 1942 and was assigned to an accelerated educational program in medicine at the University of Utah as it started its first four-year medical school in December, 1943. Graduating from medical school in December, 1946, he interned at Queen's Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, where the multicultural experiences in medicine and life in general shaped his professional and personal life. He became a physician at the BYU Health Center in April, 1948, and began a private practice of general medicine in Provo, Utah, at the same time. With the onset of the Korean War, Carlos returned to the US Navy (Reserve), serving at the Marine Corps base (USMCRD) in San Diego and at sea on the navy ship US Frontier AD 50 in the Korean theater. After duty in the Korean War, he returned to study at the Salt Lake VA Hospital, University of Utah Psychiatric Residency Program. In 1956, Carlos embarked on a joint career of private psychiatric practice and public mental health service. He was appointed Chief of the Utah Bureau of Mental Health from 1956 to 1958. In 1968 he was elected a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. In May, 2005, he was inducted into the 50 Year Lifetime Distinguished Unit of the American Psychiatric Association, which summarizes his contributions to his chosen field. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many administrative positions but found his first love was teaching. He served as LDS servicemen leader during the Korean War. He was a consultant for many years to the LDS Relief Society Social Services with special attention to the medical/psychiatric component of the Indian Foster Placement Education Program, Adoptive and Foster Care Program, and youth correctional programs. Survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Lynda Hiatt (Clay), Carlos F. (JoAnn), David (Heidi), John (Annette), Earl (Nena), Margaret Hernandez (Gary), Paul (Kerri) and Gregory (Laurel); son by affection Kevin Batchelor (Laura); 29 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three grandchildren by affection; brothers Ronald and Lowell (Bonnie); and brother-in-law Aaron "Buss" Williams. He was preceded in death by son Stephan, two granddaughters, parents, two sisters and three brothers. The family would like to thank all those who provided care during Carlos' declining months including Arbor Senior Care, Willow Creek Home Health Agency and Sunbrook Hospice. Funeral services will be held at the Cottonwood Creek LDS Stake Center, 1535 East Creek Rd., Sandy, Utah on Monday, June 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may call Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State St., Midvale, UT, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the Stake Center on Monday, June 18, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Veterans Cemetery, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Riverton, Utah beside his brother Parley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Perpetual Education Fund, Humanitarian Fund, Missionary Fund, or to a charity of your choice.