Linda Madsen Cowart

4/17/1942 ~ 4/28/2021

Linda Madsen Cowart, age 79, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in her sleep on April 28, 2021. Her battle with heart issues in the last few years showed her courage in facing challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Linda remained resolute until the end.

Linda was born on April 17, 1942 in Mt. Pleasant, UT, to Royal Andrew Madsen and Zella Mower Madsen — their youngest daughter. She was raised in Mt. Pleasant, attended BYU for a while, and eventually settled down in West Valley City, UT.

Linda had a long and successful career in the mortgage business. She was a trailblazer in the industry for woman, sitting on the local and national board of APMW, the Association of Professional Mortgage Women.

Linda loved the Utah Jazz, had season tickets for many years and rarely missed a televised game. She also was an avid reader. In every city she lived, the first thing Linda did was get her library card.

Linda loved to travel, adventuring across the United States and Europe with family. One of her sayings was, “Might as well do it, because you never know when you’ll be back.”
Friends and family will always remember this in future travels and endeavors. Live your life with abandon and be grateful for every single day you have.

Linda is survived by her daughter Shelley C. Preece, son Kevin E. Cowart, grandson Cole L. Preece, her sister Marilyn M. Johnson, many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father Royal, mother Zella, and sister Charlotte Madsen Koski.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12pm in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery followed by a 1pm Lunch at The Red Church, 49 S. State St, Mt. Pleasant, UT. Online condolences at

Rest in Peace Linda Madsen Cowart. Your memory will be greatly cherished

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8 Responses to “Linda Madsen Cowart”

  1. Carol Corcoran says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Linda. We were good friends and traveled from Vegas to Mt Pleasant, with our kids. We would come home to visit our parents for a weekend. We will miss seeing you. Love to your family at this time… Carol Jean

  2. Natalie Call says:

    Linda was so much fun to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with you Shelley, Kevin and Cole. Linda loved her Cole so much.

  3. Lauri Bradt says:

    Shelley- I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Praying for peace for you in this difficult time. What a beautiful tribute and challenge to live each day to the fullest. Blessings, Lauri Bradt

  4. Connie Ames says:

    Linda has been a cherished friend since we began kindergarten together in the basement of the Mt. Pleasant City library (during the Summer months). I loved to go to her spotless home and play “Clue” with her. We spent time swimming, going to the Kinema on Friday nights, sleep overs, birthday parties, and double dates. I looked forward to her summer trips to Spring City when she would pick me up for lunch, then we would “drag main” and pass by every house our old classmates had lived in, and had good long talks reminiscing. We enjoyed our summer trips to Paul and Lola’s cabin at Fairview Lakes…..catching up on everyone’s lives and talking about the “good old days”. I’m sure she’s happy to see her old friend, Susan Sorensen Litchfield. Linda put flowers on Susan’s grave every Memorial Day. I will MISS HER. I send my love and sympathy to Shelley, Kevin, Cole, Marilyn and her MANY FRIENDS and Family.

  5. Angella F Condos says:

    Shelley and Cole. I am saddened to hear of your mom’s passing Shelley. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, my friend.

  6. Marilyn Bickley says:

    Shelley, I was so shocked to see that your mom had passed away. I’m writing to you on behalf of Barbara Kinsley as well as myself. The three of us had a lot of good times together and got to know each other working at Valley Bank. Barbara has a place in Beaver, Utah and we went down there several times to hang out with her. Linda will be sorely missed. I pray that all of you will be able to go forward without her, but I know there is a lot of heartache.

  7. Jill says:

    Shelley the love you and Cole expressed everytime telling me stories of you mom will be cherished. I am so sorry for your families loss.
    Evan and I wish you love Gods grace and peace.

  8. Ginger Scott says:

    All of my love for you Shelley and Cole. My prayers are over you!