Beloved wife, mother, and friend to all, Ina Mae Cowdell passed away peacefully from causes incident to age in the early morning hours of April 13th surrounded by her family. She was eighty-nine years old.\n\nIna was born on March 27th 1933, the oldest of three children, to parents John (Gernsee) Ott and Merle (Stucki) Ott. She was raised in the then small rural town of Santa Clara Utah, where she learned the necessity of hard work from her pioneering grandparents and family.\n\nIna’s father went to work for Kennecott Copper and they moved to the old town of Bingham where she met the love of her life Jack. She later moved to Herbert Avenue in Salt Lake City where she attended East High School her senior year and graduated with honors. She then attended LDS Business College.\n\nThey say opposites attract, and that must have been the case, because how these two met each other is still a mystery to this day. Ina and Jack were married in August of 1952, and remained by each other's side for sixty-nine years, until Jack’s passing in 2021. Together they raised four beautiful children teaching them all about life.\n\nIna was a devoted and faithful member of the LDS church, its teachings, and the gospel of Jesus Christ which she lived her life in service to. She went to work for the LDS church in the seminary program and was assigned to the Kearns High school where she served faithfully and diligently as a secretary for many years. She helped shape young minds to grow and prosper in life. After her and Jack’s retirement, together they accepted a mission call to serve in the Navajo Nation where they worked tirelessly to teach Native Americans about the gospel.\n\nIna Mae had an absolute green thumb and could grow anything. This was evident when you looked at her amazing flower beds, gardens, and landscapes. She was also from the old school and bottled and canned everything she grew. Ina Mae always taught by example and was loving and caring to all she interacted with. She was a great woman, great wife, great mother and friend to all.\n\nIna had a talent of converting things she had heard or learned about to song. Out of no where she would break out in song and would start to dance around and laugh. You couldn’t help but laugh with her.\n\nIna was proceeded in death by her loving husband Jack, her parents John and Merle, her brother Larry, and youngest son Doug who was lost at an early age in a tragic accident. She leaves behind her children Debra (Jed) Harris, Mike (Kim) Cowdell, and Judy (Brad) Wardle, and her younger brother Dennis Ott.\n\nHer grand children Heidi (Dan)Dowdle, Doug(Paola)Harris, Krista (Marshall) Cutler, Shane (Amber) Cowdell, Torry(Dustin)White, Brooke (Chris) Buerck, Ryan Wardle, and Mitchell Wardle. As well as sixteen great grand children. Mom, your journey in this life has ended, but your legacy will continue forever.\n\nA viewing and funeral service for Ina will be held on Monday April 18th, at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary located at 1007 West South Jordan Parkway in South Jordan Utah 84095. Viewing will start at 12:00 noon, with the funeral services starting at 1: 30 pm. Ina will be laid to rest next to Jack at Memorial Estates Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan Utah, following funeral services. All are invited and welcome to attend. A very special thanks to Lighten Hospice and especially Jacque Parker.