OBITUARY

Madeleine Lee Tryon

April 25, 1934March 9, 2018

Madeleine Y. (Talon) Lee Tryon, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away in her home on March 9, 2018 at the age of 83. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 25, 1934. She was married to Larry A. Lee on June 27, 1953. Later in life, as a widow, she married Louis A. Tryon on August 4, 2000. She is survived by seven children, Doreen McDowell (Jack), Stephanie Stucki (Richard), Laurie Stone (John), Marian M. Lee, Diane Eggleston (James), Stephen L. Lee (Tiffany) and Catherine Ashby (Scott), as well as 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Rita (Crevier) Meeks Love. She is preceded in death by both husbands, a grandson, Derek M. Stone and a brother, Rene M. Talon. Madeleine was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, ceramics, reading and travel. She was a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially loved attending the temple. A viewing will be held on March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by a graveside memorial at 11:00 am at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Madeleine Lee Tryon

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Valerie Snow

March 17, 2018

I’m grateful that our mothers were converted to the church and that we have had such close association with your family...I have seen how profound the gospel can be in helping us heal...
one of the most important factors in a successful family is the leadership exercised by the parents... today we celebrate that reunion.

Valerie Snow

March 17, 2018

I’m grateful that our mothers were converted to the church and that we have had such close association with your family...I have seen how profound the gospel can be in helping us heal...
one of the most important factors in a successful family is the leadership exercised by the parents... today we celebrate that reunion.

Valerie Snow

March 17, 2018

The home on Granada Rd had a long cement driveway where we would play Chinese jump rope. I did my best in my Canadian “running shoes” with the rubber soles… until your mom took Stephanie and I shopping and bought me my first pair of Arizona sandals....

Your family had a motorhome that took you on holidays (me too) Stephanie and I would help your mom pack it and off we would go to the White Mountains where we would catch minnows in the lake with our plastic buckets and our fishing nets.

Madeline was strong ...in her sense of family… Providing time to all be together…

We had frequent “sleepovers” at your home.... I would occasionally attend school classes with Stephanie....at our home we would crawl out my bedroom window at night in our baby doll pyjamas and walk a couple of blocks to go pool hopping at a friends home…

She was patient… or I believe would have been… had she been aware of some of our childhood pranks...

In the evenings once it got dark we would play “kick the can” in the middle of the street with a group of friends… or sometimes go “nigger-knocking”....

I saw playfulness in her interactions with your dad…

The house on Yale had a “built-in” swimming pool.... (The next step up from the above ground “Doughboy”) that we could go swimming in after we skimmed the leaves and debris off the top of the water....

Your mother had a strong work ethic… and encouraged her children to develop the same… there were chores… and there was fun…

I made my first hand crafted flower vase from clay…..greenware… then the glaze… fired in your mom’s kiln.

I had an aunt that was passionate for creativity…

A few years ago Dale and I went for lunch with your mom and Louis.... we witnessed her empathy....as she wiped his mouth while he ate...

Valerie Snow

March 17, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family today as we celebrate the life of your dear mother.

Here are a few of my memories…

We recorded mom’s memories of growing up and she told us your mom and Grandma Hood came to Southern Alberta when her and dad were married in the Cardston temple October 9, 1957. She said she was so excited to have her mother and her sister there to support her. Your mom was the only one that could attend their marriage sealing... but was not able to as she became very ill with the flu. Which in the end didn’t matter to mom she was just happy that your mom came to Alberta to be with her on her special day....

My mom had a sister… they were a year apart…but close... she was supportive....travelling from Arizona to Alberta...

The Meeks family left Raymond Alberta Canada and moved to Phoenix Arizona in May 1965. I had completed my first year of elementary education in Raymond and had formed my own little group of friends there & was unhappy to leave them behind. Your uncle Rod owned the first home that we moved into when we arrived.... our first family connection after leaving Canada. After that our bonds only became stronger with the Lee family...

Dad had a sister-in-law.... that showed generosity along with her husband…moving us into our first home in Arizona...

Stephanie took over where my friends left off and we spent a lot of time together either in your home or ours.

Your mom became my second mom when my mom went to work full-time at Motorola. My first Arizona summer was spent in the Lee’s backyard with flood irrigation where we found crawdads to catch… That was better than any public swimming pool could have ever been.…

She was innovative in our recreational activities...

At your home we would watch “home movies” of our families on a movie projector that moved the film through from one reel to another.…

Dedicated…instilling memories into the lives of her family…

FROM THE FAMILY