1936 ~ 2020
Died peacefully, Thursday morning. His big kind heart was finally overcome by heart disease. Kent is loved by his wife Jeraldine (Jeri) Andersen, son Kelly, who precedes him in death, (Ruth) Beckstrom, daughters Kathy (David) Lloyd, Toni (David) McKay, Amy Johansen, 16 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Kent spent his years at Granite High School trying to win over Jeri, which he finally did. They were married a couple of years after Jeri graduated.
While in college, Kent found his passion in the grocery business. He created a successful grocery chain (Kent's Market) that was more family than a business. He was recognized as a leader in the retail grocery business, especially through his affiliation and leadership within Associated Foods and Utah Food Industries. One of his greatest satisfactions was providing opportunities for employees to grow and learn.
His employees were family. When he wasn't stocking grocery shelves, he and Jeri traveled the world together. They banded and bonded with a group that called themselves the "Kaysville Krazies."^They could turn even the worst travel experience into a fun adventure to share with everyone at home.
Kent found and gave to those in need. He did this without fanfare and often without telling anyone. Once in a while, the family heard about his kind deeds only years after they had happened. He and Jeri served a mission to the Salt Lake inner-city helping those families.
Kent valued God and family above all. He was always grateful to God for all His blessings, which included his family. We will miss him dearly.
The family wishes to thank all those who helped care for Kent in the last few months. In lieu of flowers, Kent and the family encourage you to help ease other burdens.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville 20th Ward, 455 East Mutton Hollow, Kaysville, Utah.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah, and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
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