Joyce Marie Madsen
1943 ~ 2015

Joyce Marie Madsen (72) continued her eternal journey when she left this life on April 4, 2015. Joy passed away peacefully with her husband of 46 year by her side.

She was born October 16, 1943 to George and Doris Sandstorm in Cedar City, Utah. Joy lived most of her life in Southern California where she gained a great love for the beach. She graduated from Tustin High School and attend BYU where she studied Library Science and started her love of writing.

She shared her devotion to her Savior by serving a mission in the British South Mission.

She met her eternal companion William Viggo Madsen first in England and when he returned from his mission, they began to date and became inseparable. Where married December 14, 1968 in the St George Utah Temple. They were blessed with 3 wonderful children Daughter Katrina married to Larry Smith six children, and sons Lance Madsen married to Maren 4 children and Dane soon to be married to Jenica Johnson.

She lived a full life serving others and her savior in any capacity possible. She traveled extensively with her husband Viggo. They also ran a boys ranch for 36 foster boys. She was a beloved sister to her sister Joan Mckinley, brother Edward Sandstorm, preceded in death by sister Lynda Sandstorm, and brother Steve Sandstorm She also leaves many nieces and nephews that loved to be with her and her pleasant smile. Joy had a great love for writing children’s book and positive articles on the joys of life.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the LDS Chapel on 6074 West Chapel Dr (off of 6000 West), Highland Utah. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery on Friday, April 10th.

 

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