Linda Welch Croft

Linda Welch Croft

July 22, 1935 – Aug. 27, 2021

Linda Welch Croft, 86, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. 

Linda was born July 22, 1935, in Cowley to Louis Belmont and Hazel Tebbs Welch. She lived in Cowley until she moved to Logan, Utah, to attend Utah State University. This is where she met and later married Robert “Scott” Croft on August 9, 1957. Linda and Scott are the parents of three children, Jeff, Valerie and Scott.

Linda knew no strangers and made friends wherever she went. She always had a kind word and compliment for everyone she interacted with, and her home was open to all visitors. She loved to entertain and was always planning or attending a party or gathering of some sort. 

Linda was very artistic, enjoyed writing, music and singing and was an exceptional seamstress. She collected antiques, with a particular penchant for walnut items. She delighted in decorating her home; gardening and creating floral arrangements; and fashioning articles such as hats, quilts, costumes and formal gowns. Linda had an impeccable sense of style and was known to look fabulous at all times.

Linda seemed to have boundless energy and gave freely of her time to support her family and community, serving on many boards and volunteer organizations. She was proud to be a founding member of the Bear River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Utah State University Women’s Center honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Women over 65 in recognition of excellence in community service and personal achievement. 

Linda was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She gladly accepted many church callings throughout her life and enjoyed serving as a senior missionary in Tempe, Arizona.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott Croft; son Jeffrey Louis Croft; sister Joan Welch; brothers-in-law Don, Chuck and Larry; sisters-in-law Arlene and Joan; and her parents. 

She is survived by her children, Valerie (David) Compton and Scott (Amy) Croft; grandchildren Tiffani, Joshua, Whitney (Cass) and Ben; siblings Alyce Jones, Jay (Carol) Welch, Bobi Jo Leonhardt, Annette Lee, Richard Welch and Cynthia (Wilford) Tippetts; brothers-in-law Nick Welch, John Croft and Steve Croft; sister-in-law Barbara (Russ) Fjeldsted; beloved nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. 

The family would like to thank her friends and neighbors in Providence, Utah, for looking in on her over the last few years and the caregivers at the Wentworth at Coventry and Utah Home Health & Hospice for their tender care over the last month. In memory of Linda, the family asks that you spread words of kindness wherever you go.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Logan City Cemetery, 1000 N 1200 E, Logan, Utah. A celebration of life for friends and family will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Logan Golf and Country Club, 710 N 1500 E.