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Kent H. Young

Posted 2024-06-03 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from May 18 to May 19, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Kent H. Young was born May 16, 1933, in Los Angeles, and passed away
peacefully on April 30, 2024, just shy of his 91st birthday. He was
raised in several cities in Southern California graduating from LAPHS, a
private Christian high school in Hermon, a community of Los Angeles. He
also attended some college at SPC.

He married Barbara Louise Gilman on Oct. 12, 1957. They were married for
66 years. They had three children. In February 1960, they bought their
first house in San Dimas, California where they raised their family.
Shortly after marrying Barbara, he went back to school and got a
certificate to run the main frame IBM computers and became a systems
analysis, finishing his working career at McDonnell Douglas.

In 1991, they bought a lot in Lake Havasu. When he retired in May 1996
they sold their San Dimas home, put their possessions in storage, bought
a Class C RV and took a 5-month trip around the USA. In October, they
lived at Crazy Horse Campground and had their dream retirement home
built. After retiring his summers were filled with motor-roaming.

He was a strong Christian worshiping at Valley Center Church of the
Nazarene in Covina for 36 years. When he moved to Havasu, he joined the
Lake Havasu Church of the Nazarene worshiping there and serving in many
areas over the years.

Kent is survived by his loving spouse, Barbara Young, daughter Kim
Woodbury (David), son-in-law Tim Barta and son Mike Young (Renee), five
grandchildren Katie Davis, Robyn (James) Murphy, Ryan (Gen) Young, Tyler
Young & Dylan Young, one great-grandson Dean Davis and his sister
Cherith Shelton (John).

Family members that preceded him in death include his parents, Roy &
Allyene Young, stepfather Russell Hempstead, sisters Roycennette Young &
Leah Hempstead, daughter Debi Young and grandson-in-law Jason Davis.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Lake Havasu Church of
the Nazarene on Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m.

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