Madge Marie Harwell, 89 3-22-23

Madge Marie Harwell, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at her home in Blackfoot.
Madge was born Sept. 8, 1933 in American Falls, ID, the daughter of Elden and Dolores Kidd Willey.
Madge grew up on her parents’ farm in Sterling, ID, with her two brothers and four sisters. She always preferred to be outside working rather than inside. She attended schools in Aberdeen, where she was active in basketball, graduating from Aberdeen High School in 1951. She lived most of her life in Idaho, but also lived in Kansas, Tennessee, Ohio and Florida.
On Feb. 23, 1952, Madge married Roy Edward Thomas in Wichita, KS. The couple had seven children. She acquired six more children when she married Stanley Harwell on March 28, 2001.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed crocheting, genealogy, board games and watching the Jazz play basketball on TV. She also enjoyed country music and dancing. She always kept busy in the apple orchard, and in her house and yard.
Madge is survived by her husband, Stan Harwell of Blackfoot; her children, Bruce (Mari Ellen) Thomas, Brian (Janis) Thomas, Mark Thomas, Sherrie (John) England, Lorrie Thomas, Shawn Thomas and Gary Thomas; siblings, Milton Willey, Joyce Olsen and Rosalie Bauer; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren and also six step-children and numerous step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Marjorie, Henry Willey and Roxie Chapman; grandson Joe Thomas and great-granddaughter Mae Olivia Thomas.
Mom, we will always carry your memory in our hearts!
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Blackfoot South Stake Center, 900 Riverton Rd., under direction of the Hawker Funeral Home. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed in the Aberdeen Cemetery.

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