Kristen E. Madson
Kristen Elaine (Ellefson) Madson, 52, of Ranchester, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.Kris was born on September 16, 1962, to Arlo and Madonna (Graff) Ellefson in Anchorage (Air Force Base), Alaska. She spent most of her childhood growing up in Vancouver, WA, here is where she loved to go to the beach and water ski on the Columbia River. She served in the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1983. In 1988 she moved to Sheridan where she continued her career as an X-ray tech for 26 years. She met Stacy on May 21, 2004 and they were married two years later on May 21, 2006 at Camp Bethel in the Big Horn Mountains.Kris enjoyed cooking, feeding people, taking care of others, listening to music, taking pictures, gardening, chickens (her girls), talking to her three children everyday, walking, looking and reaching for the stars. Most of all, she loved her family and grandchildren who knew her as their “Mema.”Kris was a loving mother of three beautiful children: Talisha, Kelsie, and Buddy. A beautiful wife to Stacy Madson; an overall great friend to everyone. She had a smile that could warm anyone\'s heart, and she always had a way of making you feel special.Kris is survived by her wonderful husband, Stacy, her children; Talisha, Kelsie, Buddy, her parents, Madonna Graff, Arlo (Linda) Ellefson, her siblings; Kirk (Lynn) Ellefson, Keith Ellefson, Kim (Chad) Clark, grandchildren; Graicynn, Dawson and numerous nieces and nephews.A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Kane Funeral Home with Chaplain Derek Schultz officiating, with full Military Honors. A Reception will follow at the Elks.Memorials to honor Kris can be made to the Tongue River Community Center at 411 Dayton St., Ranchester, WY 82839.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.