Golda Henderson Cottam, 82 of Escalante, passed away May 27, 2018 in Cedar City. She was born July 12, 1935 in Cannonville to George Judson and Fern Ora Goulding Henderson, the 11th of 12 children. She married Rodney Cottam, September 8, 1957 at Bryce Canyon. He preceded her in death September 16, 2000.
Golda was raised in Cannonville and remembers the plane crash up at Bryce. She loved to crochet, quilt, cook and tell jokes. She had a great sense of humor.
She was a member of the LDS Church where she served as a visiting teacher, and worked in both the MIA and Primary. She was a live time member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
She is survived by her children: Rodney Boyd (Rose Villapane) Cottam, Susan Dawn (Terry) Kennedy, Bryce (Colleen) Cottam, Dan (Glenna) Cottam, Elaine Cottam, Tony (Christina) Cottam, Tonya (Rick Cravens) Spencer; many grand and great-grandchildren; sister, Lorna Peterson.
She is also preceded in death by parents; daughter, Cindy Ann Cottam; granddaughter, Samantha Cottam, siblings: Margaret, Keith, Dee, Melba, Royal, Otha, Ned, Ora, Verlene and an infant sibling.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Escalante 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Escalante on Monday from 11:00 to 12:30. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery.