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Larry Leroy Kent

Larry Leroy Kent

Larry Leroy Kent, (Mud Turtle), 69, of Prospect, Oregon died after a tragic auto accident on Thursday, March 1st, 2007.

Larry was born to Calvin and Gwen Kent on Jan. 29th, 1938 in Los Angeles, Calif. He was raised in Los Angeles and Eureka, Calif. He married Pam Means, with whom they had — children and shared 25 years together. Larry joined the Navy for 2 years where he received his GED. He then joined the Air Force where he served over 20 years as a flight engineer on supply planes supporting our troops in Viet Nam. He was honored with many medals and a very distinguished career. He then worked for and retired again from Chevron Research. After this retirement he moved to Prospect, Oregon to pursue a lifestyle that aligned well with his own. Here Larry met and married Bobbie Brown with whom he shared the last 15 years of his life.

Larry loved the outdoors, skiing, parachuting, hunting, fishing, horses and everything associated with mountain men in the Northwest. His love of the old west history included such things as participating in Rendezvous' and living like the legends of our past. He really should have been born 150 years earlier.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother: Cal and Mary Kent, and his mother and stepfather; Gwen and Ed Harr.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Kent: two brothers, Gary Kent and Ed Harr, a sister, Diane Paine; — children and their spouses, Ray and Connie Kent, Rusti and Kevin Keeley and Ronda & Mike Herring; 13 grandchildren: Tyler and Travis Kent, Jack, Kaitlyn, and Klair Keeley, Gary III and Gabriel Fichtner, Deseret, Tricia, Trinia, Denise, Crystal, and Maya Bourn; 2 step sons, Gary Fichtner Jr, and Dennis Bourn; and numerous other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Prospect Unit of the Jackson County Search and Rescue at: c/o Larry Kent Memorial Memorial Fund, Prospect Unit, Jackson County Search and Rescue P.O. Box 35, Prospect, Oregon 97536

There will be a Memorial Service and Reception at Prospect Community Hall on Wednesday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. A Pot Luck to follow. Food items would be appreciated.