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Reed Kent King

  • Birth 27 Feb 1926 Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 12 Jun 2005 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 57507255

Son of Mazle Q. King and Lettie Rose Andrus

Married Wanda Birch, 24 May 1949, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Obituary - R. Kent King 1926 ~ 2005 Midvale - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and dear friend, Reed Kent King, 79, of Midvale, UT, passed away unexpectedly from an aortic aneurysm on Sunday, June 12, 2005 at LDS Hospital. Kent was born on February 27, 1926 at Idaho Falls, ID, the son of Mazle Q. King and Lettie Rose Andrus King. He married Wanda Birch in the Salt Lake Temple on May 24, 1949.

Kent was raised in Idaho and Utah, graduating from Jordan High School in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the US Navy as a Gunner's Mate in the Pacific War Zone (1944-46). After an honorable discharge, he served an LDS mission in the East Central States Mission (1947-49).

Following his marriage, Kent attended and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. He was a skilled and dedicated teacher and educator throughout his entire life. He worked for 35 years in the Jordan School District, first as a teacher and later as a principal at the following elementary schools: Midvale, South Jordan, Sandy, Peruvian Park, Edgemont, Westland, and Granite.

Kent held many positions of responsibility within the LDS Church including YM Presidency, Bishop of the East Midvale 1st Ward, Counselor in the Midvale Stake Presidency, President of the Midvale East Stake, Regional Welfare Agent, and most recently as a High Councilman. Kent served two additional missions with his wife, one in the California San Jose Mission and another in Midvale East Stake. They also served as ordinance workers in the Jordan River Temple.

Kent was highly involved in the community and with volunteer work. He served 12 years on the Midvale City Council and on Boards of the SL Suburban Sanitary Dist. #2 and the Trans-Jordan Landfill. He volunteered at the Midvale Senior Center where he taught computer classes. He was also an avid Scouter and served on many boards of review and scout committees. He received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award in honor of his service.

Kent's greatest love was his family. He enjoyed photography, reading, gardening, golfing, and "walking in the mall" with Wanda.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents and a great-grandson, Dylan Kent Egbert. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda; children: Lynette (Craig) Allen of Gilbert, IA; David (DeAnn) of Vancouver, WA; Joanne (Judy Juhala) of Brazil, IN; Kathryn (Joseph) Milkanin of Riverton, UT; and Steven (Maria) of Oakland, MI; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children; brother, Lewis (DonaMae) of Lehi, UT; sister, Renee (Gary) Harris of Sandy, UT; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Midvale East Stake Center, 240 E. 7570 So., Midvale. Friends and family may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St., Midvale, and at the church on the day of the funeral from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will follow the funeral at Redwood Memorial Estates in West Jordan.

The family expresses appreciation to the staffs of LDS and Cottonwood Hospitals and to Dr. Douglas Wirthlin for their efforts and compassion; and to all family and friends for their expressions of love and support.

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