Mary “Jeanine” Parry Kent
Mary “Jeanine” Parry Kent, 80, wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at her home in Fielding, Utah.
Jeanine was born on April 9, 1932 to George K. Parry and Mary Jane Jones in Malad, Idaho. She was raised in a happy home. As a child she enjoyed learning to work with her siblings and her Dad cleaning at the Malad High School. She graduated from Malad High School in 1950 with valedictorian honors.
She married Dan N Kent on August 25, 1950 in Malad, Idaho. They were later sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple on July 31, 1954. Dan passed away on August 1, 2002. In their early years they lived in Malad, Idaho and Ogden, Utah and in 1954 they moved to Fielding, Utah where they made their home and raised their four children.
Jeanine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served in the Stake Primary, Young Women and Relief Society and many treasured ward callings.
Jeanine was a very compassionate and talented lady. Jeanine loved people and was genuinely concerned about their well being and loved those around her. She was known for the tributes and poems that she wrote and recited for funerals, weddings and parties. She also made beautiful handiwork, crocheting handkerchiefs, blessing dresses, baby shawls and much more.
She worked as a substitute lunch lady at the Fielding School, Managed the Shamrock Gas Station in Tremonton, Utah, worked at Wurlitzer Piano in Logan, Utah for 20 years, and then retired from First Security Bank after 13 years.
She is survived by her Children, Richard Dan (MerLynn) Kent, Fielding Utah; Jeffry P (Myrna) Kent, Tremonton, Utah; Pamela Mellon, Fielding, Utah; Colleen Reott, Garland, Utah. 19 Grandchildren and 38 Great-Grandchildren with 2 on the way, She is also survived by her Sister-in-law, EmoLou Parry, Malad, Idaho and Brother-in-law, James N Kent Spokane, Washington and very special nieces and nephews of many generations.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dan N Kent and her siblings, Ardelle (Earl) Thomas, George Wesley Parry, Vadis (Hazen) Gilgen, Sara (Keith) Moss, Thomas J Parry, Daniel Lamont Parry, Ruth Norine Parry. Grandson Ronald Lester Mellon, and Great Grandson Kent Jeffry Johnsen.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Fielding Stake Center 4375 W 15600 N, Fielding, Utah. A viewing will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 N 100 E, Tremonton, Utah. and a viewing will be held prior to the funeral 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Fielding Stake Center.
Special thanks to Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers, Friends and Access Hospice.
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