Carol Maude Evans Gilgen Madsen


Carol Maude Evans Gilgen Madsen was born April 3, 1930, in Malad, Idaho to Eli and Ethel Thomas Evans. She had five sisters and one brother and was raised in Malad where she received her education. She had been employed by Brigham Apparel, South Floral and Stan’s IGA. On December 7, 1946 on a cold and snowy day she and Lynn K Gilgen were married at the home of Sam and Irene Mansfield in Malad. To this union were born three children; Lynn Ray, deceased; Judy Vaughan (Sherm), McCammon, Idaho; and Brent Delon (Martha) of Boise, Idaho. She had eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She and Lynn farmed in the Daniels and Marsh Valley areas and later on operated a contract mail carrier business between Malad and Downey. They received recognition for 12 years of excellent service. Lynn passed away February 14, 1997 at Malad. Carl married Dayle C. Madsen on July 5, 1998 and they enjoyed five years of traveling the western states and visiting friends and family. Dayle passed away on Sept 30, 2003, after which Carol moved to McCammon, Idaho to be near family. She enjoyed living there, visiting friends, joining the Relief Society ladies and getting her hair done at the local beauty shop. She enjoyed trips to town, shopping with Judy and other family members. Family holiday dinners and birthday celebrations were a favorite as well. Carol passed away on Aug.30, 2015 in Pocatello, Idaho after an illness at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Laura, Cleo, Wanda, and Nadine. She is survived by sister Peggy M. Jones of Pocatello and brother E. Dean Evans of Malad, her children Judy and Brent and their families. Services will be Friday, Sept 4, at the Horsley Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with the service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Malad City Cemetery Special Thank you to all the staff at Monte Vista Hills for their kindness and support.

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