Lois G. Madden

November 13, 1916June 5, 2019

Lois Teel, later Madden, clearly remembered her father taking her to school, along with her brothers, by sleigh across the snow-covered wheat land from their farm near Bluestem WA to Harrington. But she also could discuss her travel by Jet to many countries in the world. In the span of a century, Lois lived a life of consistency while the world around her changed.

She was born in Harrington, WA in the family home Nov. 13, 1916. She attended Seattle Pacific College where her mother previously attended Seminary. Her brothers were Ed, Ward, Cliff, and Steve Teel. At Seattle Pacific she met her husband to be, Paul Madden. His athletic accomplishments and sense of humor obviously attracted her. He kept his abilities as an honor student somewhat hidden. He was later principal at Langley on Whidbey Island and she was an elementary school teacher. They were married seventy-five years!

Paul and Lois were active in serving their community, first in education, then in volunteer service organizations, while Paul worked assisting her bother Ed in the development of Vitamilk Dairy located near Green Lake. She and Paul had one son, Rod, but always had an open home for all her nieces and nephews who received “equal treatment” and love from “Aunt Lois”.

Lois had begun losing her eye sight ten years ago. Five years ago, when rehabbing a broken hip at Crista Rehabilitation and Skilled Care she proclaimed she wished to live there. She found the care excellent and she could have a room where she knew where everything was! We are all appreciative of the care and love they showed to Lois.

Lois is survived by her brother Dr. Stephen Teel, son Rod (wife Marilyn), grandson Collin (wife Deanna), Granddaughter Michelle, great granddaughters Arianna and Keira, and great grandson Magnus. And numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois passed away Wednesday June 5th, 2019.

Service Sunday, June 9th, Floral Hills Cemetery, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA 98036 Viewing: 1:30PM, Burial: 2:PM, Memorial Service: 3:00PM followed by Reception In lieu of flowers they could gift their favorite charity on your web page…Your choice.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Viewing Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Reception Sunday, June 9, 2019


Lois G. Madden

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SIG Swanstrom

June 10, 2019

Gracious hospitality delivered with a sincere smile, that's how I remember Lois. Amidst her kindness and conversation, was a woman who had seen a lot of life and could see into the spirit of the people she met. Her years of experience helped her become unflappable and discerning, but she was not quick to talk about herself. Rather than talk about her own life and interests, she preferred getting to know the people she met. On those few occasions when I coerced her to talk about her own history, the stories were full of wit, wisdom, and humor. This was a grand lady.