Kent Evans, 76, passed away peacefully Saturday, February
2, 2013, at home surrounded by loving family members and
following a courageous and faith-filled four year battle
with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Kent was born August 25,
1936, in Fairview, Utah to the late Richard E. Evans and
Emma T. Evans. He was the fourth of five children and is
survived by his brother, David R. Evans. He married Marietta
McLean Evans May 6, 1960, in the Salt Lake Temple. Kent
was extremely proud of his wife and four children (Jeffrey,
Allison, Matthew, Martin) their spouses and adored by 13
grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Kent graduated from North Sanpete High School and attended
Snow College and was a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking
School. Kent worked in the banking, finance and business
development industry in Salt Lake and Utah Counties and
was President of The Utah County Bankers Association (1979-1980).
Kent was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. Filled with charity and love for his
Savior, he diligently served as a missionary in the West
German Mission from 1956-1959, Bishop on BYU campus (1993-1999),
Service Missionary on Temple Square (2000-2012), and was
serving as an ordinance worker in the Mount Timpanogos Temple
at the time of his passing. We are abundantly blessed and
honored to have been taught and loved by our faithful husband,
father and grandfather.
Passion for serving others and determination to make a
difference in his community, Kent served on the American
Fork City Council (1982-1985) and as Mayor (1986-1989).
He was a member of the North Utah County Conservancy District
Board at the time of his death. Kent was happiest skiing,
riding horseback and hunting wildlife in the mountains of
Utah. He was a member of the High Line & Hobbles Chapter
of Back Country Horsemen of Utah and served as an officer
on both the local and state levels. Kent was generous in
his voluntary service to The Boy Scouts of America, Utah
Kidney Foundation, coaching little league, and the 2002
Olympic Winter Games.
Funeral Services and visitation will be at the American
Fork East Stake Center, 825 East 500 North, American Fork.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 7, 2013, at
10:00 am and visitation Wednesday evening February 6, 2013,
6:00–8:00 pm also Thursday morning February 7, 2013,
9:00–9:45 am. Interment will be in the Valley View
Cemetery, Rockland, Idaho. Funeral arrangements provided
by Warenski Funeral Home.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nathan Rich for his tender care
and constant encouragement and to our dear friend, Susie,
with Intermountain Hospice.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Huntsman-Intermountain
Cancer Care Alliance.
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