Our sweet son Kent Gerald Brown passed away on Nov 23 in the Huntsman cancer hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The youngest of our four children, he was born in Payson Utah on Jan 12, 1982. We lived in Elberta, Utah and he started school in Goshen. He enjoyed scouting, camping and fishing. Kent graduated from Provo High School in 2000. He accepted a mission call from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the Tulsa Oklahoma Mission, where he served faithfully.
Kent loved the gospel, he would listen to conference talks on his way to work, he listened to nearly every one. After returning from his mission, he moved to St George, Utah where he took CNA classes. He worked in a bakery and found he really enjoyed cooking. He started watching on-line cooking shows and became a good chef, always trying something new.
Kent moved back home to Salem, Utah to help care for our handicapped foster son. He found work in a boarding school for troubled teens where he was able to put his concern for others and his love of cooking together. Kent loved gardening and raised corn, potatoes, melons, tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins, lots of pumpkins to make pumpkin pie. This last summer while he went through Chemo he made a lot of jams to share with others hoping to give as gifts at Christmas. Sadly he didn’t live that long. Kent led a quiet life. We often joked he was a hermit. He was a kind and gentle soul and he will truly be missed.
Kent is survived by his parents P. Lynn and Nancy Brown, his brothers Mark Lynn (Tess) of Orem, Utah, Justin Clair (Leslie) of Spanish Fork and his sister Katie Regina Gappmeyer (Daniel) also of Spanish Fork. He has nine nieces and nephews whom he loved and his Grandmother Elsie Sopp of Orem. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Gerald Sopp and his grandparents Clair and Mae Brown.
Services will be held on Friday, Dec 2nd at the Knoll Park Chapel in Salem Utah (160 South 460 West) with a viewing from 9:30-11:30 am to be followed by services at 12:00. Interment will follow at the Salem City Cemetery, 1918 South 225 East in Salem Utah. Livestreaming of the service will be available at Legacy Funerals & Cremations Facebook page.
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