Arlene Madsen

Obituary of Arlene Rae Madsen

Arlene Rae Cox was born December 5, 1936, to Zeph and Nellie Cox of Eugene, Oregon. She passed away May 16, 2022 at the age of 85, at South Hills Rehab in Eugene, Oregon.

Arlene is survived by her husband Earl A. Madsen of Eugene, Oregon. Children: Brent Madsen and wife Terri, Joyce Swiney, Jean Heitzman and husband Jeff Heitzman, Julie Robbins. Grandchildren: Jenny and husband Steven, Jaclyn and husband Mitch and Jana.

Arlene met Earl on a blind date and married November 13, 1955. They raised their kids in Eugene which has been their home for the past 66 years.

Arlene loved to give and communicate with people. She also had skills and talent to do upholstery, make centerpieces during Christmas time which she and Earl ran a Christmas tree lot.  She was very devoted to her church and would love to play piano and organ for the folks at Solvang.

In spite of her diagnoses of dementia she always had a positive outlook on life, she carried a smile and a good sense of humor.

A grave side service will be held June 1, 2022, Lane Memorial at 1:00.