Blanche Madsen, age 94, passed away on March 18, 2017 at Holy Rosary Extended Care.
Blanche was born on February 23, 1923 in Roberts, MT, to Charley and Gladys Waugh Aubrey. They had eight children, Ernest, Lloyd, Beulah, Blanche, Alvin, George, Harold and Vivian.
In 1941 she married Arthur John Madsen in Red Lodge, MT. In 1942 their son Arthur John Madsen Jr was born. In 1944 their daughter Georgia Lee Madsen was born. They moved to Cooke City in 1946. In 1946 another daughter was born, Gladys Lind Madsen. In 1950 a son was born Charley Robert Madsen. They moved to Nye, MT in 1953, where in 1957 their last daughter Kathy Lou Madsen was born. In 1961 the family moved to Nevada and stayed there until 1965, when they moved to Miles City, MT.
Mom loved to sew, knit and cook. Her greatest pleasure came from her family. Family gatherings always involved much laughter and stories and home cooked food. She would always tell everyone that she had the best life being married to our dad. They were married for 67 years until his departure in 2008. She was a member of United Christian Church since 1965. Her home church was a place where she made lots of friends. Her faith in god was expressed in everything she did and touched many lives.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Charley and Gladys Aubrey, husband; Arthur John Madsen; children; Arthur John Madsen Jr and Georgia Lee Madsen Dinsdale, brothers; Ernest, Lloyd, Alvin, George and Harold, sisters; Beulah and Vivian. Blanche was also preceded in death by a Son in law, Leon Burris, great grandson Jeston Pray and great great grandson Jaxton Pray. She is survived by her children Gladys Madsen Burris, Charley Madsen (Alice), Kathy Barnes (Tracy); 11 grandchildren; 18 Great Grandchildren and 13 Great Great Grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was also a grandmother to many children over the years. All those children have had a special place in her heart.
A private family burial will be held on March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Custer County Cemetery in Miles City. A memorial service will be held on April 9th at 2pm at United Christian Church. Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.