1943 ~ 2015
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.