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DEATH: KENT DASTRUP BROADBENT

Kent Dastrup Broadbent, 68, died 14 September, 1994 at his home in Santaquin.

He was born 19 June 1926 in Provo, Utah, to Berne Passey Broadbent and Thora Dastrup. He married Helen Clegg 20 June 1949 in the Manti TempleHis early years were in Thatcher, Arizona. He graduated from Provo High School. He attended U.S. Navy School of Music in Washington, D. C.; BS in physics and mathematics at BYU; MS in physics at Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio; graduate work in physics and electronics at U of U.

His career included: Head of MCA Laboratories, Senior vice president MCA Discovision. He founded and managed the laboratory that developed and conducted the world's first public demonstrations of the optical laser disc technology currently used in CD audio discs, laser video discs, CD and optical computer discs. This work led to collaboration with N.V. Philips in Holland and joint ventures with Pioneer Electronics in Japan and with IBM. Previous to that, he was vice president, Engineering, MCA Technology; consultant to senior management at Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed, and North American Rockwell; president, founder of Broadbent Laboratories, Inc.; director, Solid State Division, American Systems, Inc.; head of Computer Subsystems, Components and Devices Section, Hughes Research Laboratories; president of LTA Systems, Inc. He published numerous papers in technical journals and he was sole inventor of many issued patents.

He served in the Navy in World War II. He played in and wrote music arrangements for dance bands in Provo, Salt Lake City and in the Los Angeles area. He was a licensed glider pilot and owned and operated a motorglider and an ultralight. All his life, he enjoyed building and flying radio-controlled model planes and helicopters. This hobby he shared and enjoyed with his sons.

He lived for 25 years in Rancho Palos Verdes and San Pedro, California before returning to Provo in 1979 and then moving to Santaquin in 1983.

He was a member of the LDS Church. He served in various capacities including: High Priests Group leader; Elders Quorum Presidency; High Councilman in BYU 13th State and in Torrence Calif. Stake; Torrence Calif. Stake Mission presidency; 2nd counselor in Torrence and Palos Verdes Calif Stake Presidencies; Bishops Counselor and Bishop of San Pedro Calif. Ward. He served a Torrance Stake mission. He and his wife serve a French-speaking mission in Lubumbashi, Zaire, Africa and then in Terre Haute, Indiana.

He and his wife had five children and over the years had four Lamanite children live with them.

He is survived by his wife and children: Eliot Kent Broadbent (Linda) in San Jose, Calif.; Mrs. Mike (Lynette) Wanlass in Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Mark (Paula) Chase in Ontario, Calif.; David Clegg Broadbent (Sherrie) in Ontario, Calif.; Daniel Brigham Broadbent Connie) in Palmdale, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; foster daughter, Mrs. Allen (Elouise) Goatson of Page, Ariz.; brother, Berne D. Broadbent (Miriam) of Provo; sister-in-law, Elaine Rasmussen of Orem; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ken and Helen Clegg of Orem.

Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Santaquin 4th-5th Ward Chapel at 345 West 100 North. Viewing will be 9:30-11 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment, Santaquin City Cemetery. Holladay Hills-Funeral directors.

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