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In Memory of

Nadine M. GUNN

January 18, 1919 - October 8, 2016

Obituary


Nadine Madsen Gunn passed away on Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, as the result of an ischemic stroke which she had suffered two days earlier. She was born on January 18, 1919 in Willard, Utah, the third of four children of Matthew and Olive Grey Madsen. Nadine was born and raised on the farm that her grandfather, Hans Peter Madsen, had homesteaded. At Box Elder High School Nadine followed in the steps of her brother Dell Madsen as the valedictorian of her class. She then attended Weber College followed by Utah State Agricultural College where...

Nadine Madsen Gunn passed away on Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, as the result of an ischemic stroke which she had suffered two days earlier. She was born on January 18, 1919 in Willard, Utah, the third of four children of Matthew and Olive Grey Madsen. Nadine was born and raised on the farm that her grandfather, Hans Peter Madsen, had homesteaded. At Box Elder High School Nadine followed in the steps of her brother Dell Madsen as the valedictorian of her class. She then attended Weber College followed by Utah State Agricultural College where she excelled as a student, starred in a school play and joined the Chi Omega sorority. She eventually graduated with a degree in home economics and was a good enough student to be inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honors society. During her time at the "AC" Nadine met and fell in love with a handsome fraternity boy from Richfield, Utah, Horace "Hod" Gunn. They married in 1941.
Their first child, Steven, was born while Hod was in Army OCS training in Virginia. During the time Hod served his country in World War II Nadine and Steve lived with the Madsens on the family farm. When he returned from the War Hod and Nadine moved to Salt Lake City where he worked for Hi-Land Dairy, the Utah State Road Commission and, finally, the Associated General Contractors of Utah.
Three more children were born to Hod and Nadine: Greg, John and Carolee. For the first several years of the marriage Nadine stayed at home to take care of the children. But when they were old enough to attend school Nadine earned her primary education teaching certificate following which she taught school at East Millcreek and Libby Edwards Elementary Schools. Although Hod died in 2004, Nadine continued to live an active life which included daily exercise, voracious reading, bridge games, church attendance and visiting her many friends and her children and their families.
Nadine is survived by her children: Steven H. Gunn (Ginger), Gregory M. Gunn (Vicki), John F. Gunn (Lorna), Carolee Gunn (Terrell Pool), ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at noon in the Valley View Stake Center located at 2245 E. 3900 S. in Millcreek City. There will be a "viewing" and gathering of friends and family members of Nadine at the same location from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.