Bion “Bud” Huntley Kent, age 95, passed away on November 4th, 2020. He was a long-time resident of Lakewood…57+ years at the same address. He retired from the United States Geological Survey with 40+ years of service.
Bud was born on October 19th, 1925 to Bodil Marie and Bion Holley Kent in Utica, New York. On December 30th, 1950, he married Lois Anne Stewart in Niagara Falls, New York.
Bud had an infectious sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. He loved playing the game of Bridge with his long-time partner, Bill Culbertson. Bud also enjoyed playing board games and card games with his many family members. He was a gifted artist; spending much of his free time drawing portraits of family members and famous people. After Bud retired, he took on and enjoyed the game of golf. He was an active volunteer for his Church (Crossroads Church of Denver and St. Paul’s Community Church) and long-time member of the Kiwanis Club.
Bud served in the Army’s 555th Signal Depot/Corps during WWII. He served in both the Atlantic Theater, including playing a role in The Battle of The Bulge and Pacific Theater including being part of the Allied Invasion Force being sent to invade mainland Japan prior to Japan’s surrender. Bud took full advantage of the GI Bill and received his BS Degree in Geology from Cornell University and earned his master’s degree from Stanford University.
Bud is preceded in death by his wife Lois Anne, his sons Steven Huntley and David Hugh and survived by his children, Kathleen Anne and Michael Allen and by his eight grandchildren: Jean Anne, Jennifer, Bryon, Katie, Shanna, Kristine, Emily and Sarah. Bud has seven great grandchildren: Anna Leah, Ricardo “RJ” Jr., Emma, Marlowe, Abbey, Josh and Owen. Believe it or not Bud even has a great, great grandchild: Due any day, Baby Boy Hennigan!
Bud will be given a well-deserved internment ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 1 p.m.
A small gathering of family and friends scheduled to celebrate Bud’s full life will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 10 am at Saint Paul’s Community Church 8001 W. 23rd St. Lakewood, CO 80214
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
“IF THE SON SETS YOU FREE YOU ARE FREE INDEED!” JOHN 8:36
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