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In Memory of

Jeanne Madsen

March 1, 1925 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Jeanne Madsen was born on March 1, 1925 in Turkey. Her parents moved to France where she lived through World War II. Jeanne met George Madsen who was an American GI stationed in France. After the war, Jeanne traveled to the US where they were married. Jeanne and George had a son, David, born in Iowa. They then traveled to Texas and on to California where their son John was born. Jeanne and George continued to live in California until moving to Oregon in 1965.

George passed away in 1976 and Jeanne continued...

Jeanne Madsen was born on March 1, 1925 in Turkey. Her parents moved to France where she lived through World War II. Jeanne met George Madsen who was an American GI stationed in France. After the war, Jeanne traveled to the US where they were married. Jeanne and George had a son, David, born in Iowa. They then traveled to Texas and on to California where their son John was born. Jeanne and George continued to live in California until moving to Oregon in 1965.

George passed away in 1976 and Jeanne continued on her own. Jeanne was proud to own her home while she worked caring for Reed College dorms, where the students loved her. Jeanne spent most of her life as a loving mother to her two sons and then as a caring and loving grandmother for David and his wife Judy and their daughter Britt, son David P and stepson Michael; and John and his wife Rita and their sons Matthew and Daniel. Jeanne is also survived by four beautiful great-granddaughters, who are Britt and Fred's daughters Hadley and Olive, and David P and Aimée's daughter Maraya and Michael and Brooke's daughter Kylie

Jeanne was the sweetest person on Earth, who cared deeply about her sons and their families. Jeanne had a cute French accent that kept her distinctively French while she maintained contact with her French family and loving the USA citizenship at the same time.

Jeanne Madsen passed away peacefully, early on the morning of May 18, 2017, under the care of Marquis Mt. Tabor and Serenity Hospice after several very difficult months.