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Carroll Sophus Madsen

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Carroll Sophus Madsen passed from this life into eternal life on Friday, January 3, 2020, at the age of 82.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 10:00 AM, at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico.

On January 9, 1937, Carroll was born in Sabetha, Kansas, to Sophus Madsen and Bessie (Humphries) Madsen. He moved to Roswell with his family at three months of age. The family first lived on East 19th Street in the house that became Poor Clare’s Monastery for several years and later moved to the family home on North Delaware. Carroll attended Roswell schools, graduating from Roswell High School in May 1955.

On August 15, 1958, Carroll married Beth Grimes in Roswell, NM. They were married for sixty-one years, and from their union, three sons and a daughter were born.

Carroll developed a strong work ethic at an early age, working with his father and brothers hauling hay and working at the South Springs Acres Cotton Gin. He worked most of his adult life in retail management. He received management training from Cornell University, Texas Tech, and Safeway Stores, Inc. management workshops.

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An avid outdoorsman, Carroll spent many happy hours hunting, fishing, and camping. To him, any day hunting or fishing was a good day. He was a devoted father and included his sons and daughter in his outdoor activities. They all became proficient marksmen and archers. They often “complained” that their dad was hard to keep up with, always wanting to make it to the next ridge, and setting a fast, steady pace. When grandsons came along, they were included in outdoor activities, and they, too, claimed that Grumpy was hard to keep up with. Carroll’s grandsons believed that Grumpy could make or repair anything and called on his expertise often.

Having a strong faith all his life, Carroll became a longtime member of the Church of Christ on Country Club Road. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1972.

Carroll was preceded in death by a beloved son, Greg Madsen, in July 2002; his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Beth; son, Mark Madsen and wife Shirley; son, Eric Madsen and wife Jeannie; and daughter, Lisa Madsen Giles; grandsons: Cameron Madsen, Ryan Williams, Curtis Madsen, Kyle Madsen, Jason Kent, Richard Trujillo Renteria; two brothers: Gerald Madsen and Wayne Madsen; two sisters: Linda Goins and Sandra Lee; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Carroll was well-loved by his family. He will live forever in our hearts until we meet again.

Carroll’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.