William Marshall Cowden died February 26, 1998, in Salt Lake City, Utah, age 52.

Willie was born in Santa Cruz, California on August 13, 1945 to Ambrose and Olive Cowden. He married Rebecca Olsen, November 21, 1990. An avid runner, Willie competed in many marathons. He was a track and cross country coach at Brighton High School, as well as a brilliant English teacher.Willie and Rebecca are the parents of two sets of twins, Jacob Ambrose and Matthew LeGrand, age 5; Jesse William and Anne Rebecca, age 2. He is also survived by his brother, Stephen (Marne) Cowden of Amesbury, MA; sister, Jean (Ted) Cuthbertson of Irving, TX; Uncle "Bill" Ralph (Barbara) Smith of Provo, UT; Aunt Joan Cowden of Santa Cruz, CA; 26 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 2, 1998 in the Cottonwood 7th Ward Chapel, 5565 South 1610 East. Family and friends may call on Sunday, March 1, 1998 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and at the Ward on Monday from 12:45-1:45 p.m.

"We will happily remember you every day. Take it easy, Willie"

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