Jerald Kent

Obituary of Jerald W. Kent

Jerald W. Kent, 73, of Othello, Washington passed away at home September 14, 2015. He was born on November 5, 1941 in St. Ignatius, Montana to Golden and Amy Kent. There he grew up on a ranch at the base of the Bob Marshall Wilderness where he developed a great love for the outdoors. His family moved to Meridian, Idaho, and then in 1955 he moved to Othello, Washington. They cleared sagebrush and developed a row-crop/dairy farm. Jerald graduated from Othello High School in 1960. He married his sweetheart, Iveanne Baugh, July 25, 1961 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They enjoyed 54 years together and raised 4 children. He sold the farm and retired in 2006. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jerald had a passion for the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing with his boys and extended family. He raised mules and horses and enjoyed rodeos. In the winter, he enjoyed snowmobiling. He is survived by his wife, Iveanne, and his children: Lavon (Mike) Newbold of Fruit Heights, Utah; Laron (Elaine) Kent of Othello, Washington; Donna Fritts of Fontana, California; David Kent of Cheney, Washington; and siblings: Gwen Fitzgerald of Layton, Utah; Larry (Eva Lu) Kent of Othello, Washington; Brad (LaRee) Kent of Othello, Washington; and Blair (Diana) Kent of Sandy, Utah. Jerald also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Vona Vee Lindberg. Jerald will be greatly missed. Services will be on Monday, September 21, 2015, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center located at 1200 E. Rainier Street, Othello, Washington. A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens in Othello. Online condolences at www.stevensfc.com.
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