Ada <I>Wager</I> Kent

Ada Wager Kent

Birth
Idaho, USA
Death 11 Sep 2012 (aged 99)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 97050235 · View Source
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Ada Wager Kent was born Sept. 14, 1912, at Beaver Dams, Idaho, to Samuel George and Charlotte Knight Wager. She was the first child in the family and the only child to survive infancy. A brother, Lawrence George, lived only two days, and another brother, Lenard, lived only 20 minutes.

She met Elbern Ray Kent at North Cache High School, and they were married in the Logan LDS Temple on Nov. 20, 1929. Shortly thereafter, Elbern left for a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern United States and served there for two years.

After Elbern returned home they purchased a home in Lewiston, where they operated the Kent Coal and Hardware business for many years.

They were the parents of four children, Carma, Lois, Geraldean and Richard Dee. Her husband Elbern Ray passed away Nov. 8, 1967, in Salt Lake City following surgery.

Ada lived in that same home in Lewiston for more than 70 years, until at the age of 97 she moved to the Sunshine Terrace in Logan.

Throughout her lifetime, Ada has been very artistic, and has painted many oil-on-canvas landscapes and other paintings that are cherished by many of her posterity. She also crafted other things, such as a replica of the original gold plates from which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon scripture. Ada has also been an avid gardener and genealogist.

Ada has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served in many callings throughout her lifetime. At the age of 69, she served a mission in Tulsa, Okla.
According to her, her two most prized possessions are a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and her family. Today, her family includes 223 descendants: four children, 18 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, 122 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Ada passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at Sunshine Terrace three days prior to her 100th birthday.

We would like to thank The Sunshine Terrace for the marvelous care they gave our mother and friend.

Published in Logan Herald Journal from September 14 to September 28, 2012


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  • Created by: Bruce
  • Added: 13 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 97050235
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ada Wager Kent (14 Sep 1912–11 Sep 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 97050235, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bruce (contributor 46931555) .