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Obituary: Dr. Kent Collins Day

Dr. Kent Collins Day

1929 ~ 2007

LAYTON- Dr. Kent Collins Day died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at his home in west Layton following a lingering illness.

Kent was born on Nov. 13, 1929 in Ogden to Joseph Y. Day and Dorothy K. Collins, and was reared on the family farm in West Layton. He graduated from Davis High School, the University of Utah, and received a Ph.D from Harvard

University. He spent many years in archeological studies in Latin

America, especially Peru and

Guatemala, until his return to the family farm in 1980. He also served as curator of the Layton Museum for a number of years.

Kent had a lifelong interest in

music, art and history, and

assembled collections of paintings, historical buildings and furniture. He enjoyed family and community

history, and wrote extensively on these subjects.

He was a kind, gentle, reserved and generous man, and will be missed by all who knew him.