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Donetta Jensen Madsen
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1909
Groveland
Bingham County
Idaho, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2002
Bountiful
Davis County
Utah, USA

Obituary: Donetta J. Madsen
Deseret News, 21 November 2002.

Donetta J. Madsen, 93, of Bountiful, Utah, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002, in Bountiful.

Services commemorating her life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 South 2nd East, Salt Lake City, Utah beginning with a viewing at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 1:00. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery beside her husband. Frank Swallow, a brother-in-law, will be presiding.

Donetta (Jensen) Madsen was born in Groveland, Bingham County, Idaho, on July 19, 1909 to Joseph Franklin Jensen and Bertha Lucretia (Yancey) Jensen and is the oldest of nine children. She attended schools in Groveland and later worked in the telephone office in Blackfoot, Idaho. In October 1929, she met Stanley Alexander Madsen and was married to him on October 21, 1931 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Until 1943 they lived on a 60-acre farm in Thomas, Idaho where they became the parents of four children. They lived in Blackfoot, Idaho for a year and in the summer of 1944 moved briefly to Fallon, Nevada and then to Richmond, California where Stanley worked as a carpenter and construction foreman. In 1951 a fifth child was born. In 1964 they moved to West Valley City, Utah and have lived in the Salt Lake basin since.

Donetta was a homemaker most of her life. She served in the Primary and Relief Society organizations in the LDS church in teaching and leadership positions. She served two construction missions with her husband, one to Montevideo, Uruguay and one to the Islands of Tonga where they built chapels, schools, and homes for the LDS church. Also, she traveled to Hawaii, England and throughout the United States. Since 1980 she worked in the LDS name extraction program until shortly before her demise.

Donetta is preceded in death by her husband, on January 15, 1988; a son Keith Alexander Madsen, on January 2, 1959; a daughter Sandra Matilda Madsen on June 20, 1949; a sister Verba Hancock; and two brothers, Paul Jensen and Ross Jensen. Survivors include her son Joseph Dean Madsen, and wife, Helen, of Oakland, California; her daughter Diana Jensen of Bethesda, Maryland; her son Stanley Reid Madsen, and wife, Kathryn, of Plano, Texas; former son-in-law, Gale R. Jensen of Paradise, California; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grand children. Also surviving are her sisters Laurel Furse of Bountiful, UT, Josephine Gardner of Fort Hall, Idaho, Vonda Thorpe of Kaysville, Utah, Phyllis Hyde of Pocatello, Idaho, her brother Vernon Jensen of Bountiful, Utah, sister-in-law Norma Jensen of Bountiful, Utah, and brother-in-law Frank Swallow of Salt Lake City, Utah.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Franklin Jensen (1880 - 1958)
  Bertha Lucretia Yancey Jensen (1888 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Stanley Alexander Madsen (1906 - 1988)*
 
 Children:
  Keith Alexander Madsen (1934 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Donetta Jensen Madsen (1909 - 2002)
  Verba Jensen Hancock (1911 - 2000)*
  Paul Yancey Jensen (1915 - 1957)*
  Josephine Jensen Gardner (1921 - 2009)*
  Franklin Ross Jensen (1924 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: West 7-120 4 W
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75054583
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