R. Kent Evans
-- 1920 ~ 2013 --

Richard 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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