|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1936|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 2013|
Kent G. Averett (1936 - 2013) passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones in his home on June 19, 2013 in St. George, UT. Kent was born September 22, 1936 to Grant "Fritz" Averett and Louie Lindsay Averett in Heber, Utah. Growing up in Heber, Kent was always surrounded by loving family. He was gifted in athletics and loved the outdoors. Kent was involved in basketball, football and tennis. Kent joined the junior ROTC during high school & continued after graduation. He married Judith Marie Schnabel April 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA. He took great pride in the large family they raised together. He is survived by his wife and 8 children: Neal, Leslie (Thomas), Suzanne (Hemsath), Scott, Nancy (Milles), Lizabeth, Paul, and Derek. Kent also has 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. His ROTC unit was activated in 1961 with the "Berlin Wall Crisis". While active, he decided to take helicopter training in the Army Air Corp. He stayed in the army for 6 years, serving a tour in Vietnam. After leaving the army, he became a civilian helicopter instructor at Fort Wolters, Texas. He was honorably discharged in 1968.In 1969 Kent moved his family to Fairbanks, Alaska. He got a job as a pilot with Era Helicopters during the building of the Alaska Oil Pipeline. Kent flew workers and equipment all over the state of Alaska. He developed a tremendous love for all the great beauty Alaska offers. Later, Kent became a real estate broker. He purchased a piece of property in North Pole, Alaska. Kent and Judy then became co-owners of "Roads End RV Park". Kent and Judy loved caring for all the travelers and maintaining the RV Park. Kent always loved Alaska and the wonderful people he met there. He was a friend to all he met. Kent was very active religiously and community minded. He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was active in the church his entire life. He served in many church positions including 1st Counselor in the Fairbanks, Alaska Stake Presidency and as a full-time missionary in the then West Central States Mission. He was also active in the community through the Boy Scouts of America and coaching youth basketball. Proceeding him in death were parents Grant and Louie, and Sister Linda.
In addition to Kent and Judy's Family, he is survived by Brother Eric and Sister Christine. His funeral services will be held June 25, 2013 at 1:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 166 South Main Street, St. George, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Condolences may be shared at mcmillanmortuary.com -
Maintained by: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Originally Created by: Mary Evans
Record added: Jun 21, 2013
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