Elizabeth Y. Madrid

Elizabeth Y. Madrid passed away on the 18th of October 2020, peacefully in her sleep at Life Care Center of Cheyenne. Elizabeth was a long-time resident of Laramie. She was born in Kyoto, Japan on December 1, 1925 to Kumataro and Kiyoshi Iwauchi.

She grew up in Japan with her two brothers, Hirotugu and Hiroyasu and later reunited with her half- brother, Kyoshu Isobe.

She later met and married Ruben T. Madrid in 1951 while he was stationed in Japan for the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge they came to the United States and soon settled in Laramie and raised their family.

Elizabeth was especially proud of taking and passing her U.S. citizenship test in 1967. She was a long-time employee of Rex Cleaners which later became Holland Cleaners in Laramie and retired in 2004. Elizabeth was a warm and caring person and always had a smile for family, friends, and people that she would meet. She enjoyed spending time with family and loved reading, cooking, knitting, sewing, soap operas and learning new things.

Elizabeth was preceded in passing by her husband, Ruben; her parents; and brothers.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Joe Madrid of St. Paul, Minnesota, David Madrid (Vivian) of Laramie, Wyoming, Robert Madrid of Laramie, Wyoming, and Marlene Petroski (John) of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Jon Madrid, Josie Madrid, Morgan, Marcus, and Macy Madrid, Elizabeth Beliaj (Michael), Angela Parnell and Sarah Dobkins (Phillip), and eight great-grandchildren. Elizabeth was loved by many and will be very missed.

Cremation has taken place. Due to social distancing there will be no services held at this time.

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Condolences (7)

  • Marlene Madrid Petroski

    Momma. It’s impossible to say goodbye! You’ve been there for all the times in my life that I needed you!! The joyous ones and sad ones! You were the best momma a daughter could have and taught me so many many things that I’ll carry till I see you again! Your “Buchen”!

  • Debbie Noel

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Bless you all.

  • Gerry Sanchez

    I'm so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady. My condolences to the family.

  • Debra Trujillo Grassman.

    So sorry for yr beautiful mother's passing. I pray for you, Marlene, David , Vivian to find comfort in this sad time. Debra Trujillo Grassman.

  • Vivian Vigil

    I’m sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I hope my prayers help heal your broken hearts.

  • Anonymous

    My condolences to the family. I never met Elizabeth... may she RIP...her husband was my first cousin. Dennis Taylor, Mesa, Arizona

  • Debbie Pickett

    Marlene and family, So sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close.


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