Violet M. Madsen, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Born in Ganado, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Keturah (Brandes) Barker. Violet and her family lived in both Lolita, Texas, and Roswell, N.M. She moved to the Albany area in 2007 to be near her family.
Violet is survived by her three children; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in Albany, N.Y.