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Percy Kent "Kent" Oviatt
Birth: Nov. 7, 1945
Carbon County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 2010
Carbon County
Utah, USA

PRICE-Percy Kent Oviatt, age 64, passed away peacefully July 13, 2010 at home after a battle with cancer.

He was born November 7, 1945 in Price, Utah to Volmer and Rita Axelsen Oviatt.

Kent attended school in Price, graduating from Carbon High School and the College of Eastern Utah. He had a wide range of interests. Kent was an avid reader, and his favorite books were about Western American History, particularly military history. He was the consummate outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. His knowledge of plants and animals in the wild was amazing. He trained hunting dogs, including several champions. Kent also loved to be outdoors in his well kept yard and garden.

Kent worked as a mechanic and later as a master electrician at Deer Creek and the Wash Plant, and in the control room at Cottonwood. In addition he operated his own handyman business. During the last several years Kent enjoyed serving in the Sunday School Presidency and at the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by his father, Volmer D. Oviatt, sisters, Peggy Hennings, both of Price; Susan (Henry) Etzel, Wellington; nephew, Michael Etzel & Jason Merrill, Salt Lake City; fiancee, Katie Jean Larsen, Ephraim; son, David Payton, Springville; friend and caretaker, Virginia Martinez, Helper; and his "brothers" of the 1st Platoon, who served in Vietnam during some of the war's fiercest battles. These men have remained close friends for over forty years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Oviatt; niece, Traci Tallerico; and brother- in-law, Bob Hennings.
Funeral service, Friday, July 16, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price, Utah. Per Kent's request, interment will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery in South Dakota at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Perkie Travel, or Rocky Mountain Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Kent online at

He was aslo a contributor for this site.
Kent's contributor page

A special thanks to Diana for sponsoring Kent's memorial.

Family links: 
  Volmer D. Oviatt (1919 - 2013)
  Rita Axelsen Oviatt (1923 - 2008)
Black Hills National Cemetery
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Q, 368
Created by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63937267
Percy Kent Kent Oviatt
Added by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Percy Kent Kent Oviatt
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- Patricia
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014

- Leslie & Don
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
Oviatt Family Tree. You are now reunited with both your parents Kent. May you all rest in peace.
- Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013
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