Guy W. Kent, 79, 527 Washington St., died yesterday [May 13, 1974] at St. Mary Community Hospital. Kent, the son of Frank and Mattie Kent who were farmers in the Sudbury area for years, was born Aug. 6, 1894, in Walla Walla. He attended schools in Sudburg and later farmed with his father. He later moved to Franklin County near Washtucna and farmed there for a few years.
Kent moved back to Sudbury and married the late Minnie Loney in 1917. During this time he was active in the Farm Bureau and was manager of the Sudbury Ball team. He was also involved in community affairs. His wife died in May 1953.
Kent married Margaret Lee in 1954 in Eugene, Ore. They continued farming at Sudbury until they retired in 1969. They moved to Walla Walla at that time. Kent was a charter member of the Walla Walla County Farm Bureau, the Walla Walla Farmers Cooperative and a 20-year member of the Walla Walla Country Fair Board. He was also a member of the Walla Walla County Grain Growers, Washington Wheat Growers Association, the Federal Land Bank and the Enterprise Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F. He was a life member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 287 of Walla Walla and F. O. Eagles No. 26 of Walla Walla.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret L. Kent, of the home; his daughters, Mrs. Bernard T. (Marjorie) Moro and Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Gorham, both of Walla Walla; his stepdaughter, Mrs. Stephen (Barbara) Mayer of Eugene, Ore.; his sisters, Mrs. Walter (Amy) Givens and Miss Nettie Kent, both of Walla Walla; his brother Arthur Kent of Seattle; 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Sylvia Santo, a brother, Lester Kent, and a grandson, Brent Gorham, all preceded him in death.
The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Herring Funeral Home. Concluding services and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Ritualistic graveside services will be conducted by the officers of B.P.O. Elks No. 287 of Walla Walla. The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Club or the Lillie Rice Building Fund.
Walla Wall Union Bulletin, May 14, 1974
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman