Paula Jean Madsen

Nov. 11, 1948 - Sept. 8, 2011

Paula Jean Madsen, of Medford, Ore., passed away September 8, 2011. She was born November 11, 1948, in Antioch, Calif., to Tracy and Mollie Brown. She had four sisters; Barbara, Brenda, Nancy, and Tanya.

Paula graduated from Antioch High School in 1966. On October 14, 1978, Paula married Lynn Madsen. They lived in Antioch until moving to Medford in 2004. They had five children: one daughter, Patricia and four sons; Todd, Jody, Matthew, and Jesse.

Paula worked for U.S.S. Steel, Shell Oil, and after running a small ceramic business, became a phlebotomist. Paula's hobbies included bowling, softball, ceramics, baking, quilting, scrapbooking, and reading. She will be remembered fondly for her directness, her sense of humor, and how much she loved her family.

Paula is survived by her husband, Lynn Madsen; sisters, Barbara, Brenda, Nancy, and Tanya; her children, Patricia, Todd, Jody, Matthew, and Jesse; grandchildren, Rebecca, Lindsay, Eden, Gabriel, Tony, Lane, Lucas, and Alessandra.

A celebration of life service will be held at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR, 97501, on October 8, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome.

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