Obituary: MADSEN, DEBRA

Published: Sunday, Aug. 31 2014 2:53 a.m. MDT

Debra Madsen Christianberg, Utah

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Debra Jensen Madsen, 57, passed away March 31, 2011 in Gunnison, from a long, courageous battle with cancer. Debra was born January 4, 1954 in Gunnison, Utah to Calvin and Matilda Anderson Jensen of Mayfield. She graduated from Gunnison Valley High School and Snow College. She married her lifelong sweetheart, David Greaves Madsen, in the Manti Temple on June 20, 1975. David and Debra have lived in Christianburg their entire married life where they raised three hard-working, faithful sons. Debra was her sweetheart's personal accountant, secretary and office manager for their family businesses. Debra was active in the community. David and Debra enjoyed traveling with their family and friends. She was an avid gardener, quilter, home decorator, cook, scrap booker and most of all, an amazing mother and grandmother. She was an active member of the LDS Church. Debra lived as the Savior taught with charity and love. Debra loved family time and she adored her grandchildren. Debra is survived by her husband, David; children: Matthew (Rebecca), Hines, Oregon; Michael (Emily) Christianburg; Trevor (currently serving an LDS Mission), four grandchildren; brothers, Roger (Bonnie) Jensen, Gunnison and Wesley (Kathy) Jensen, Mt. Pleasant; sister, Nancy Burdette, Mayfield. Preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Jack Madsen; sister-in-law, Michelle Madsen Ashton; brother-in-law, Paul Burdette; nephew, Stefane Tuttle. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Dwight Inouye and staff, as well as doctors and nurses who provided such loving care this past year at the Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison Home Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute and Gunnison Cancer Clinic. They also express appreciation to the Mayfield Ward Relief Society, family, friends and the community for their out pouring of love and concern. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at the Mayfield LDS Chapel. Friends may call at the Mayfield Chapel, Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again Monday, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com .