Evelyn Helen Madsen
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Evelyn Helen Madsen passed away at the age of 87 in Canby. She departed peacefully, holding hands with her beloved husband of 67 years, Frederick Madsen. She had been ill for several months, not fully recovering after she fell and broke her hip in December 2019. She was born on October 23, 1932 in Toledo, Oregon to Raymond and Lurena Fieber.
Evelyn grew up in Toledo, Oregon, graduated from Toledo High School and attended a year of college at Oregon State University. She married Fred Madsen on July 5, 1953 and had two daughters, Karen and Debra. Over the years, she worked various bookkeeping/ clerking jobs, eventually retiring from the Clackamas Water District.
Evelyn lived in Canby for 58 years and loved her home and its surrounding gardens, especially the large rose garden planted and nurtured by her husband, Fred. She enjoyed traveling and attending the theater with her friends. She loved to visit the Oregon Coast and made many trips to California to visit her daughter, Karen. She accompanied her husband, Fred, on countless boating excursions to the ocean, rivers, and lakes, where the family enjoyed camping, fishing and waterskiing. She delighted in making her grandchildren waffles and cookies when they visited. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting and playing board games and cards. She loved cats. Evelyn had a wonderful laugh, a feisty temper and the most gorgeous sea green eyes.
Evelyn will be forever remembered and cherished by her family. She is survived by her husband, Fred; her daughter, Karen; her grandchildren, Tessa and Tyler; her step-grandchildren, Brian and Jenny; her sister, Diana (and brother-in-law, Ed); six great-grand children; and four nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie.
A Celebration of Life will take place once the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders are lifted in Oregon and California so that family and friends may travel and gather safely.