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Lowell LeRoy Madsen

October 25, 1931 — April 10, 2024


Lowell LeRoy Madsen passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024 in his home in Littleton, Colorado surrounded by his loving wife of over 62 years, Bonnie, and several of his six children. Lowell was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather whose legacy of faith and kindness will endure through eternity.

Lowell was born in Provo, Utah on October 25, 1931, the youngest of eight children and grew up in the Lakeview area. He attended Lincoln High School and was an outstanding student and athlete.  Lowell continued his studies and his football career at BYU from 1949-1953, where he was a team captain and all-conference offensive tackle.  Lowell graduated with a degree in accounting in 1953. 

The most defining attribute of Lowell’s life was his complete dedication to the Savior, Jesus Christ, and His restored church. After graduating from BYU, Lowell served faithfully as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norway from 1953 to 1956.

Lowell was drafted to serve in the US Army just months after returning from Norway. Lowell honorably served his country in Germany from 1956-1958.

Having served both God and country, Lowell enrolled in George Washington University to study law, working full-time and graduating in 1963.  It was during this time that Lowell met his most beloved eternal companion, Bonnie Amussen Benson. Lowell and Bonnie were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 7, 1961.  Lowell often commented how unlikely it was that a woman like Bonnie would choose such a simple man from Lakeview. Nobody who has ever known them can doubt the wisdom of Bonnie’s choice or how deeply they have always adored each other.

After earning his law degree, Lowell continued to work for the US Department of the Interior where he served as an attorney in the Intermountain Office of the Solicitor in Denver, CO for over 40 years.  Lowell and Bonnie raised their six children in Littleton, CO in the same home where Lowell passed away.

Most important to Lowell, he was a devoted husband, father, and servant in God’s kingdom.  Lowell served faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many positions, notably as bishop of the Columbine 1st Ward for seven years and as stake patriarch in the Columbine, Colorado Stake for 28 years.  Throughout his life of service, Lowell blessed the lives of thousands and thousands of people, primarily young people. Lowell leaves a legacy of unassuming but powerful faith,love, kindness, humility, dignity and devotion to God and his family.

Lowell is survived by his devoted wife, Bonnie, his six children, Mark Madsen (Erin), David Madsen (Camille, deceased), Susan Gentry (Todd), Heather Jones, John Madsen (Jenette), and Michael Madsen (Kimi), 25 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and his brother Ron Madsen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Parley and Christina Madsen and his siblings Arch Madsen, Viola Sabey, Velma Williams, Parley Madsen, Carlos Madsen, and Kenneth Madsen. All who knew Lowell love and respect him deeply, most especially his posterity.

Lowell asked that there not be a funeral, but a family gathering in his honor.

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