On July 26, 2012 our Sweet Dad and Pampa Boyd finally called out to our "Dori" saying, "Dode it's time to come home". With a "hoop-dee-doo" and "diddlee-di-dum-dah", off she went to join him. Now they are happy together in the light of Christ listening to the Andrew's Sisters, hugging family members , and catching up with dear friends...\n \nDoris E. Madsen, 88, born November 6, 1923, passed away on July 26, 2012, at St. Mark’s Hospital with family by her side. Doris was raised in a modest family by parents Clyde Leon and Iva Pearl Crowdis Cheney during the height of the Great Depression. She attended South High School with her brothers and sisters and often spoke about the difficult struggles she and her family faced when she was young. She married her husband Boyd Madsen, (a man of honor who never had an enemy) in 1942 during WWII. Together, they were part of America’s Greatest Generation. After Boyd’s military service flying B-29 bombers over Guam during the war, they raised a wonderful family in the Salt Lake valley. Despite many challenges they demonstrated how people should love and respect one another. I pray we will live up to their example.\n \nDoris was tirelessly devoted to her family and presided as matriarch over years of family gatherings. She adored her grandchildren and her great-granddaughters who will miss their “Dori”. Never shy to speak her mind, Doris had a huge heart, a quick wit, and wasn’t afraid to use salty language when the occasion demanded. We will miss her "spoonerisms", her "chihuhua" burps, delicious "deviled eggs & stuffed peppers", plus the long list of organized family names spoken before getting to each of us followed by, "you know who you are!"She is preceded in heaven by her faithful loving husband Boyd; her son Warren; parents Clyde & Pearl; sisters Aleda Jensen and Carol Habbeshaw; brothers Bob and Clyde Cheney; and daughter-in-law Brenda. Doris is survived by her sons Dennis and David Madsen; daughter Doris (Randy) Brunatti; grandsons Steven (Janet), Damon, Sean and Matthew; granddaughters Andrea, Davina and Danae (Brandon) Brunatti-Schoff; and great-granddaughters Destine Franceska , Erin Nicole; and sisters Phyllis Southam and Francis Pedersen. Celebration of their life together will be held in a Joint Memorial Service on Monday, August 20th at 1pm in the Little Cottonwood 5th Ward located at 6350 Rodeo Lane. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the MidValley Animal Clinic 6047 S. Redwood Rd., SLC, 84123-801-269-1213, in their honor.