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Madelyn Smith Hunter

August 4, 1930 – October 14, 2022


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Madelyn Smith Hunter, age 92, of Queen Creek, AZ passed away in her sleep on Fri, 14 Oct 2022. Interment will be on Sat. 05 Nov 2022 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Concord, CA. No memorial service is planned.

Madelyn was born in Salt Lake City, UT. She met Evan G Hunter in San Francisco, CA, and they married in 1952. They raised their family in the Bay Area, living first in Daly City and then moving to Concord in 1962. In 1989, as retirees Madelyn and Evan moved to Willits, CA. After Evan’s passing in 1999 Madelyn migrated to Corvallis, OR, near son Shawn.  In 2017 she moved to Queen Creek, AZ where children Stevan and Constance reside.

Madelyn’s primary focus and joy was family, teaching and encouraging loving relationships, and Christlike living.

Madelyn loved animals.  She always had at least one pet, and often several.

Genealogy was a particularly important activity for Madelyn.  She loved meeting relatives while collaborating on family history research.  She aided others’ research, as well, by transcribing imaged content from well over 100,000 original records to an easily searchable digital format.

She actively served others.  This was especially apparent as she served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Madelyn enjoyed many artistic hobbies including painting, ceramics, sewing, and more. She also had a passion for music. As the family pianist, she encouraged her children to learn to play instruments. She often led family music activities, and accompanied church singers on piano or organ.

Madelyn is survived by 4 children, Stevan Hunter (Kathryn) of Queen Creek, AZ; Constance Green (Joseph) also of Queen Creek; Scott Hunter (Sonja) of Twin Falls, ID; and Shawn Hunter (Michelle) of Corvallis, OR. Madelyn’s posterity includes 21 grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Jay Vivian Smith and Gwendolyn Oliver Smith, sister Janice Calkins, daughter Kerry Lee Hunter, and husband of 46 years Evan Gaurdello Hunter.

As Madelyn would say: “Hugs and Kisses!”

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  1. Robert Barton says:

    I remember a few times when we would go to Concord to see Uncle Evan and Matt Madeline and of course all the children and remember Carrie very well and their turtle they also had pets in their backyard. I remember how busy at Madeline was all the time with taking care of everybody cooking dinners making breakfast she was so sweet and so wonderful very patient loving kind generous I think I also remember even sleeping there at their house I believe for Christmas. I loved Aunt Madeline and I love all the family. I wish the whole family peace and love, Robbie

  2. Daryl Jones says:

    Madelyn became a valuable contact for me in researching family history. We are related, both of us being descended from the Beale family of Atherstone, England. It was lovely to have known her, and indeed daughter Constance/Connie who I met a few years ago.

  3. Joneel Lund says:

    My family’s summers always included some time with my Aunt Madelyn and Uncle Evan and kids. My Aunt Madelyn was very creative. We always felt welcome in their home. I’m so glad that families are forever.

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Madelyn Smith Hunter

August 4, 1930 – October 14, 2022


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Madelyn Smith Hunter, age 92, of Queen Creek, AZ passed away in her sleep on Fri, 14 Oct 2022. Interment will be on Sat. 05 Nov 2022 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Concord, CA. No memorial service is planned.

Madelyn was born in Salt Lake City, UT. She met Evan G Hunter in San Francisco, CA, and they married in 1952. They raised their family in the Bay Area, living first in Daly City and then moving to Concord in 1962. In 1989, as retirees Madelyn and Evan moved to Willits, CA. After Evan’s passing in 1999 Madelyn migrated to Corvallis, OR, near son Shawn.  In 2017 she moved to Queen Creek, AZ where children Stevan and Constance reside.

Madelyn’s primary focus and joy was family, teaching and encouraging loving relationships, and Christlike living.

Madelyn loved animals.  She always had at least one pet, and often several.

Genealogy was a particularly important activity for Madelyn.  She loved meeting relatives while collaborating on family history research.  She aided others’ research, as well, by transcribing imaged content from well over 100,000 original records to an easily searchable digital format.

She actively served others.  This was especially apparent as she served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Madelyn enjoyed many artistic hobbies including painting, ceramics, sewing, and more. She also had a passion for music. As the family pianist, she encouraged her children to learn to play instruments. She often led family music activities, and accompanied church singers on piano or organ.

Madelyn is survived by 4 children, Stevan Hunter (Kathryn) of Queen Creek, AZ; Constance Green (Joseph) also of Queen Creek; Scott Hunter (Sonja) of Twin Falls, ID; and Shawn Hunter (Michelle) of Corvallis, OR. Madelyn’s posterity includes 21 grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Jay Vivian Smith and Gwendolyn Oliver Smith, sister Janice Calkins, daughter Kerry Lee Hunter, and husband of 46 years Evan Gaurdello Hunter.

As Madelyn would say: “Hugs and Kisses!”

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3 responses to “Madelyn Smith Hunter”

  1. Robert Barton says:

    I remember a few times when we would go to Concord to see Uncle Evan and Matt Madeline and of course all the children and remember Carrie very well and their turtle they also had pets in their backyard. I remember how busy at Madeline was all the time with taking care of everybody cooking dinners making breakfast she was so sweet and so wonderful very patient loving kind generous I think I also remember even sleeping there at their house I believe for Christmas. I loved Aunt Madeline and I love all the family. I wish the whole family peace and love, Robbie

  2. Daryl Jones says:

    Madelyn became a valuable contact for me in researching family history. We are related, both of us being descended from the Beale family of Atherstone, England. It was lovely to have known her, and indeed daughter Constance/Connie who I met a few years ago.

  3. Joneel Lund says:

    My family’s summers always included some time with my Aunt Madelyn and Uncle Evan and kids. My Aunt Madelyn was very creative. We always felt welcome in their home. I’m so glad that families are forever.

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