Lee Kent

1925 ~ 2008

Lee Kent, beloved husband and father, passed away May 12, 2008, in Provo, Utah at the age of 82.He was born July 17, 1925, in Fairfield, Idaho to Madison Cecil Kent and Alice Evelyn Lee and lived most of his adult life in Renton, Washington.

Lee was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions throughout his life such as a Temple Ordinance Worker at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple, Bishopric member, Primary teacher, Stake Missionary and many other leadership callings. He had a lifelong love of Family History. He was a Radio Technician for the Navy during World War II. He served as a missionary for the LDS Church in the Eastern Canadian Mission. Later he attended Brigham Young University where he earned a B.A. in Art. He spent his career as a Production Illustrator for the Boeing Company in Renton, Washington.

Lee married his sweetheart Leatrice Gladys Pickett on November 29, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple in 1958. They spent more than 52 years together and had six sons and one daughter. Our father was a gifted artist who loved sketching the outdoors on the many outings his family spent together as they grew up in the Northwest. He painted many still life paintings, landscapes, and temples, which decorate the homes of his family and friends. He loved gardening and often sketched the flowers in the gardens he had grown.

Lee is survived by his wife, Leatrice, of Lehi, Utah. And is also survived by his 10 children: Linda (Mitch) Spencer of Palestine, Texas; and Mark (David Tarver), of Portland, Oregon; from his first marriage to Shirley Creery; Rodney (Cathy) of Sandy, Utah; from his second marriage to Joyce Wardle; and Jeffrey (Rosa) of Ontario, California; Greg (Sylvia) of Lehi, Utah; Blair (Mary) of Camas, Washington; David (GerriAnn) of Marysville, Washington; Adam (Carrie) of American Fork, Utah; Tim (Lori) of Lehi, Utah; and Stacy of Kent, Washington. He also leaves behind many grandchildren and great-children. His memory will live on in his posterity.

A viewing will be held at Wing Mortuary, 118 East Main, Lehi, Utah 84043 on Friday, May 16, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sat., May 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel Valley 1st Ward Building, 600 S. 500 W., Lehi, UT with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Lehi City Cemetery. Online guestbook at wingmortuary.com