\r\n\r\n\r\nBeloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, Jack Cowdell, ended\r\nhis journey here on earth August 18, 2021, after a short battle with covid 19. He was\r\nborn 0n April 20th,1932 in Bingham Canyon Utah to parents Raymond Edward and\r\nTemprence Mary Cowdell, the youngest of four children, he was raised in\r\nBingham Canyon and Copperton Utah.\r\n\r\nJack attended and graduated from Bingham High School in Copperton, and shortly\r\nafter he was called to military service as a United States Marine, Deployed to Korea\r\nduring the Korean war conflict. Jack served his county with pride and strength until he\r\nwas wounded in combat and sent to a military hospital ship to recoverand then back\r\nhome to the U.S.\r\n\r\nAfter returning home from the war, Jack met, and quickly fell in love with what he\r\ncalled the most beautiful girl in the world, Ina Mae Ott. They dated, fell in love, and\r\nwere married on August 30, 1952. Married civilly at first, then after several years of\r\nbone knuckling upside his head from his wife to become a faithful member of The\r\nChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he finally agreed, and they were sealed to\r\neach other in the Salt Lake Temple.\r\n\r\nJack followed his Dad and Brother Ruke and was employed by Kennecott Copper, and\r\nworked as a brakeman on the trains. But he wanted something different, and in 1963\r\nhe became a Fireman (Firefighter) for the Salt Lake County Fire Department, where he\r\nfaithfully served for 30 years attaining the rank of Captain. Jack was a fearless and\r\nvaliant firefighter, and through his efforts and experience he was able to teach many\r\nother men and women what it took to be a Firefighter in a great organization.\r\n\r\nJack was always working, and on his days off from the fire department he worked for\r\nIML Freightlines, loading and unloading freight on the docks and driving for them as\r\nwell, until they closed after several decades of business.\r\n\r\nJack always had amazing and beautiful landscapes in his yards, so after IML closed he\r\nwent into business beautifying other peoples yards until he decided it time to retire for\r\ngood. Jack was a faithful member of the LDS church and held several positions during\r\nhis lifetime including serving a mission later in life down on the Navajo Nation with\r\nhis dear wife Ina.\r\n\r\nJack was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Temp, and his three other\r\nbrothers and sisters Beth, Robert (Ruke) and Norma (chick) and youngest son Doug.\r\nJack is survived by his dear wife Ina Mae, his three children, Debra Cowdell Harris and\r\nhusband Jed, Michael Edward (Mike) Cowdell his wife Kim, and Judy Lynn Wardle and\r\nhusband Brad. His grandchildren Heidi (Dan) Dowdle, Doug (Paola) Harris, Krista\r\n(Marshall) Cutler, Shane (Amber) Cowdell, Torry (Dustin) White , Ryan Wardle,\r\nMitchell Wardle, and Brooke (Chris) Buerck, as well as sixteen great grandchildren.\r\nJack's mission in life may have ended, but his legacy lives on.\r\n\r\nFuneral services will be held on Monday August 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, located at 1007 West South Jordan Parkway, (10600 So.) South Jordan Utah 84095 with a viewing prior from 10:00-10:45 am. Interment to follow at Redwood Memorial Estates, located at 6500 South Redwood Road. All are invited to attend.