Roy Arthur Rene Kent

04/29/1929 — 08/15/2006

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

Roy Arthur Rene 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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  • My deepest condolences and prayers go to you all during this time of great loss. I had the privilege of working with Roy for quite a few years starting in 1983 or 1984. Being 1 or 2 years out of college, Roy had quite an impact on my career and life. With him as my mentor, I went from an unsatisfactory to an excellent performance appraisal in 2 years.

    To the children of Roy, your dad showed the love of Jesus in so many ways, but I really saw it in his patience, humbleness, gentleness, and kindness. He was so supportive in encouraging and helping people reach there potential. He never wanted the glory, he just wanted the task and all the people involved in the task to be successful. I learned a lot about tolerance from him. Your dad and I talked and discussed our religous beliefs in a very respectful manner though we had very significant diffences in our beliefs. From him I learned that tolerance is not the avoiding of tough subjects, but being able to discuss tough subject and still respect each other. Your dad left the world a better place and I am sure as his children you will too.

    As you grieve, I am sure that you will cry and then laugh as you remember many good times with Roy. He was a wonderful godly man, who will be very much missed by all who knew him.

    Rick Strickland

    Rick Strickland
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Please accept my deepest condolences during your time of loss. I hope your memories of Roy will help bring comfort during this sorrowful time.

    I had the privilege of working with Roy for a couple of years. Whenever I think of Roy, I think of his great smile, which generated smiles in return, his patient way of walking into a room, and the way he warmly greeted everyone. He lived his values; always treating others with respect, kindness and patience. He never seemed to get ruffled or uptight. He simply listened, spoke softly, and ensured the job got done. He was a man that made this world a kinder and gentler place. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Laurie Ollero
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I got to know Roy Kent in 1978. We were brought on board as members of Boeing’s scientific application team, assigned to help develop a new software product for Westinghouse. The work was new and exciting. Virtual memory computers were just starting to become available. We both appreciated the opportunity to be pioneers, and learned new skills to pass on to others.

    The memories I have of Roy are all good. He was a hard-working and enthusiastic colleague. We continued as office mates into 1979 until the completion of the project. Following this, it was always a pleasure to cross paths and remember the old days.

    John Schur
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My deepest condolences and prayers go to you all during this time of great loss. I had the privilege of working with Roy for quite a few years starting in 1983 or 1984. Being 1 or 2 years out of college, Roy had quite an impact on my career and life. With him as my mentor, I went from an unsatisfactory to an excellent performance appraisal in 2 years.

    To the children of Roy, your dad showed the love of Jesus in so many ways, but I really saw it in his patience, humbleness, gentleness, and kindness. He was so supportive in encouraging and helping people reach there potential. He never wanted the glory, he just wanted the task and all the people involved in the task to be successful. I learned a lot about tolerance from him. Your dad and I talked and discussed our religous beliefs in a very respectful manner though we had very significant diffences in our beliefs. From him I learned that tolerance is not the avoiding of tough subjects, but being able to discuss tough subject and still respect each other. Your dad left the world a better place and I am sure as his children you will too.

    As you grieve, I am sure that you will cry and then laugh as you remember many good times with Roy. He was a wonderful godly man, who will be very much missed by all who knew him.

    Rick Strickland

    Rick Strickland
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Please accept my deepest condolences during your time of loss. I hope your memories of Roy will help bring comfort during this sorrowful time.

    I had the privilege of working with Roy for a couple of years. Whenever I think of Roy, I think of his great smile, which generated smiles in return, his patient way of walking into a room, and the way he warmly greeted everyone. He lived his values; always treating others with respect, kindness and patience. He never seemed to get ruffled or uptight. He simply listened, spoke softly, and ensured the job got done. He was a man that made this world a kinder and gentler place. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Laurie Ollero
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I got to know Roy Kent in 1978. We were brought on board as members of Boeing’s scientific application team, assigned to help develop a new software product for Westinghouse. The work was new and exciting. Virtual memory computers were just starting to become available. We both appreciated the opportunity to be pioneers, and learned new skills to pass on to others.

    The memories I have of Roy are all good. He was a hard-working and enthusiastic colleague. We continued as office mates into 1979 until the completion of the project. Following this, it was always a pleasure to cross paths and remember the old days.

    John Schur
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • A number of people walk in and out of our lives.

    Special people leave foot prints in your mind.

    William J Jones
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, Wa, 99352, USA