Roy Arthur Kent

04/29/1929 — 08/15/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in San Francisco, California

Roy Arthur Kent


Roy Arthur Rene Kent passed away peacefully at Quail Hollow in Richland, Washington on August 15, 2006 at the age of 77. Roy was born April 29, 1929, in San Francisco, California to Lester and Germaine Kent. He grew up in Oakland, and Hayward California.

He served in the United States Air Force in the Korean War. He completed his bachelor degree in Physics at the University of California in Berkeley. He later moved to the Tri-Cities in the mid 50’s, and married Sharon Roos December 18, 1959 in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple.

While working out in the Area he owned a Bee Keeping business Kent Apiaries and later a carpet cleaning business to keep his family busy and to help his son’s earn their mission money. Roy was a computer scientist retiring in 1994. Roy was a very energetic hard working individual; he enjoyed gardening, doing temple work, genealogy, and spending time with his family. After his retirement he enjoyed helping people find employment.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of Richland, WA., his son Mark & wife Brenda and his children Brian, Kevin, & Madison, of Marana, AZ., son Steven & wife Joni, of Vernal, UT., son David & wife Ellen, their children Michelle, & Owen of Selah, WA., son Sterling & wife Kathy, their children Katelynn, McKenzie, & Audrey, of Tucson, AZ., daughter Kathleen of Richland, WA., & brother Lester Kent, of Hayward, CA.

Special thanks to all of the caregivers at Quail Hollow of Richland, WA, and of The Hospice of Kennewick, WA.

Visitation will be held at Einan’s, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA Tuesday August 22, 2006 from 6pm-8pm.

Dedication of Grave will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA on Wednesday August 23, 2006 at 9:45am, followed by a memorial service at the LDS Jadwin Chapel 1321 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA, at 11am.

You are welcome to make donations to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy at Hospice 2108 W. Entiat Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • Sorry to hear of the passing of Roy. My thoughts are with all of you. I regret that I could not be at the service today. Mr. Kent as well as all of your family has been a large and important part of my life. As I reflect on the time I spent with your family my memories of Roy are that of a Man that was devoted to his faith and family. He had a kind and gentle personality and was never to busy to help anybody who was in need. He was truly a good and loving man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Glenn

    Glenn O'Rell
    November 4, 2014
    Walla, Walla, WA, US
  • Roy was a great friend and support. He made me feel that he really cared about helping me find a job. I appreciated how he shared his opinions about health products that he discovered. I feel sorrow for your great loss. I am sure he is happy knowing that he fulfilled his mission here on Earth and is continuing his growth and learning in the spirit world. I also appoligize for being unable to attend the cerimony. I was on vacation when the obituary came out.

    God bless you all.


    Mark Cheney

    Mark Cheney
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
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