Obituary: Marilyn Ann Madden


Marilyn Ann Madden

November 22, 1938 – August 6, 2023

Marilyn Ann Madden passed away at the age of 84 on August 6, 2023, in Tualatin, Oregon. 

Marilyn was born November 22, 1938, in Chicago and graduated from Kelly High School, where she met her husband, in 1956. 

She is survived by her sister Shirley; brother Jack; her three daughters Becky, Jennifer and Christy and her son Ryan. Marilyn had six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was married to Reverend Richard Madden for 59 years, who passed seven years ago. 

Marilyn was a much-loved mother and wife and very active Presbyterian church member, with the demanding job of minster’s wife, in locations that ranged from Alaska, Oregon, Washington and California. She also served as a moderator for the Presbyterian Women. The couple retired to Birch Bay where they lived for many years before she relocated to Oregon for the past two years. Her talents included being a wonderful piano and organ player as well as a gifted piano teacher. Marilyn loved animals, especially wolves, the outdoors and will be remembered as a fantastic mom who taught her children lessons that will be remembered all their lives. Services will be held  on November 2 at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19200 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR 97068. Donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to the Presbyterian Women’s Fund.