Tracey Lynn Madden, 45, of Schaumburg, Ill., passed away Friday morning, March 1, 2013, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., after a courageous fight with melanoma.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1967, at Community Hospital in Geneva to William B Jeter and the late Karen Lynn Jeter. Tracey graduated from Kaneland High School in Maple Park in 1986, and continued on to earn a bachelor’s degree in interior design from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
Tracey had a passion for her work in the floor covering and tile business, and most recently worked for Douglas Carpet One in North Aurora. She was an active member of the Yorkville and Oswego Chambers of Commerce and their leads groups.
In her free time, Tracey loved swimming, boating on Lake Michigan, riding Harley Davidsons, walking her dog and spending time with all of her terrific friends. In 2012, Tracey was elected as the Membership Director of the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club.
She is survived by her husband, John Thomas (Dirty Dog) Madden; father, William B. Jeter; brother, Thomas William (Red) Jeter; and sister-in-law, Debra Lynn Jeter; her beloved dog Whiskey; other relatives and many friends.
Tracey was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Lynn Jeter (Magill).
A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, March 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Well Church, 33W835 Cherry Lane, Geneva. A service by Pastor Jim Popavich will follow at 4 p.m. A celebration of life will be held this summer at North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor, Ill. The date has yet to be announced.
To those within the circle of Tracey’s life who enjoyed her never-ending spirit, amazing smile and laughter, and who shared her many joys of life along with her, be at peace and know she loved you all and had a special place for you in her heart.