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On March 6, 2023, Anne Hiatt Madsen (88) was reunited with her eternal companion, Stanley D Madsen. Born February 10, 1935, Anne was the tenth of eleven children, the third daughter of David Lafayette and Ethel Puckett Hiatt. Anne spent her childhood in Mount Airy, North Carolina. She was a cheerleader and avid sports enthusiast, lettering in basketball. She traveled to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she ultimately met and married Stanley D Madsen June 1, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. They began their married life in Provo, Utah where their first 2 daughters, Shirleen and Terri Anne were born.
Taking advantage of the GI bill, they built a home in Kearns, Utah. There, she was a member of the singing mothers. Her faith and love of the Gospel was a guiding force in her life. When Stan’s parents received a mission call to serve in Denmark, they turned to prayer and soon received an answer. Thus, they sold their house to occupy the Madsen home in Provo. Following the mission, they relocated to Davis County. There they were blessed with a third daughter, Yvette. When the church asked families to open their hearts and homes for foster children through the Placement Program, their faith in prayer resulted in a welcome addition, rounding out the family with 4 girls: Shirleen, Terri Anne, Yvette and Rosita. Although they had no boys of their own, Stan and Anne served in the cub scout program where she shared her creative talents and developed lasting friendships.
Anne had an innate passion to care for others, and once all the girls were in school, began working as a nurse’s aide. She demonstrated genuine love and warmth with each personal interaction, mentoring her daughters who followed in her footsteps. She ventured into the world of home health, providing one on one care for clients across the valley. Not surprisingly, many families requested her to provide help beyond the expectations of her employment. Unselfishly, she would frequently travel several miles to assist individuals at bedtime. After she retired from the work force, her focus never wavered to maintain Stan’s health which gradually declined until his passing in 2012.
Anne thoroughly enjoyed being a grandmother, and endeavored to attend all special events. A woman of few words, she maintained a thoughtful, quiet demeanor, unless her Cougars were playing or she was cheering on a grandchild. She valued hard work and encouraged others to always do their best. Despite her failing physical health in recent months, her testimony remained strong. Anne was a resident of Sunridge Assisted Living in Layton for nearly 4 years. Family is eternally grateful to the entire staff at Sunridge for their compassionate care. A special thanks to Korie and Crysten of Atlas Healthcare and Hospice who provided such personalized support and care for the past 10+ months.
Anne is survived by her brother, Ephraim (Amy) Hiatt of Mt. Airy, NC and sister Portia Hansen, of Bountiful, UT; daughters: Shirleen (Ernesto) Gamonal, Terri Anne (Wesley) Johnson, Yvette (Michael) Coles, and Rosita (Lorenzo) Sandman; Grandchildren: Aaron (Beth), Benjamin (Tana), David (Xu), and Michael (Ashtin) Johnson; Charity (Michael) Dabel; Ernest, Richard and Marco Gamonal; Sarah, Andrew and Mary Wagstaff; in addition to 18 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband; father and mother; brothers: Junior, Talmage, Rudger, Wilbur, David, Paul, and William Hiatt, and sister: Ethel Atkins.
Services will take place on Monday March 13th, 2023 at the West Bountiful 8th Ward Chapel
311 North 800 West, West Bountiful, Utah 84087. Visitation will take place for friends and family from 10-10:45AM, followed by funeral services at 11:00AM. Interment at Memorial Lakeview Cemetery 1640 Lakeview Drive, Bountiful, Utah 84010Service Information
Viewing March 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
West Bountiful 8th Ward Chapel
Celebration of Life
March 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM
West Bountiful 8th Ward Chapel