Madalyn Teresa Palacios


Madalyn Teresa Palacios, aka Terry, passed away quietly and pain free on May 23, 2024, in Price, Utah at the age of 74.   She attended elementary, middle and high school in Carbon County and graduated from high school in 1968 and immediately enlisted in the US Army.  After basic training, in Alabama, she was stationed at Walter Reed National Medical Center and saw and treated many of the wounded from Vietnam.  She carried those memories her entire life.  She was honorably discharged in 1972 and returned to Helper.  She enrolled in CEU and obtained an associate degree and a business certificate after two years of study.  In 1974 she re-enlisted in the Army and served in several bases in the United States as a medical clerk.  In 1977 she was honorably discharged again and returned home.

She worked a few jobs in the area until 1984 when she was hired by the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA).  She was a Compliance Assistant for 24 years before retiring in 2008.  Her service in the Army allowed her to start at MSHA as an E5.  She lived the rest of her life in quiet solitude, which she preferred.  She never married.  She had many lunches with our dad and her brothers.

She is survived by two brothers, Pete Jr. (Rebecca), Boise, Idaho and David of Helper.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Charlene and her little brother, Anthony (Totes).

A vigil service will be held on May 29, 2024, at the Mithcell Funeral Home at 7:00 PM.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 5 South Main St, in Helper on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 10:00 AM. Interment at the Price City Cemetery.

I wish to express a special thanks to her friends at JB’s, Balance Rock Eatery and the Nail Shoppe for always treating her with respect.  She loved you all.  I also want to thank Dr. Marcos Valdez, Dr. Jon Pressett, and the nurses at Castle View for their incredible work to make her comfortable.  I’m grateful to the entire staff at the Pinnacle Nursing and Rehab Center for their compassion and respect in treating Madalyn.  Rest in Peace, Sis.

Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home in Price and Huntington where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Madalyn online at

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