Marion E. "Pete" Madsen: 1950-2012
Marion Eugene “Pete” Madsen was born on Jan. 8, 1950, in Linden, Utah, the son of Marion R. and Betty Ellen (Fowler) Madsen Jr.. He was raised in several communities in Utah including Whiteriver, Spanish Fork and Bonanza.Pete worked on the Eisenhower Tunnel project as a cement finisher and during that time was married to Connie E. McLimore. This event took place on Oct. 18, 1971, in Kremmling. They became the parents of four children and made their home in Vernal, Utah, Kremmling, and Willow Creek, Utah, as Pete worked as a mechanic in the oil fields for 18 years until he was injured on the job.Pete enjoyed collecting and shooting guns, hunting, fishing, camping, team roping, watching the History Channel, riding bucking horses, watching westerns, building truck engines, working on his trucks and listening to music. He also liked to watch football and was an avid Broncos fan.Pete was very passionate about his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he had coffee with regularly and had nick names for most of them, and he enjoyed being with around his son and sons-in-law. He was a member of the Roping Club and coached T- ball.Pete died suddenly on April 3, 2012, at his home. He was 62.He is survived by his wife Connie E. Madsen, of Craig; his daughters Jessie Elizabeth (Ricky) Harmon, Jeanine Ellen (Patrick) Perkins both of Craig; his son Earl (Janneth) Madsen of Craig; his grandchildren Matt, JJ, Sharice, Nana, Triscut, Conigar, Izzy, Critter, Brandon, Chatty, and Big Guy; step-grandchildren James & Treyton; his foster children Eric and Naomi; his sister Jane (Karl) Kelso, of Wells, Nev.; his brothers Eddie (Janet) Madsen of Whiteriver, Utah, John (Cindy) Madsen of Whiterock, Utah, and Tim (Deb) Madsen of Skull Creek; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Earl and Louise McLimore of Canon City.Pete was preceded in death by his daughter Betsie; parents Marion and Betty; his sisters Judy and Betsylou; his brother Sammy; and his foster mother Louise Clark.Funeral services were held on April 10, 2012, at The Journey at First Baptist Church with Leonard Browning officiating. Interment followed in The Craig Cemetery.
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