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1935 John 2022

John F Kent

May 12, 1935 — November 12, 2022

John (Jack) F. Kent passed away peacefully on November 12, 2022, surrounded by family. 

Jack was born in Varney, MT on May 10, 1935. Jack and his brother Neil were raised on the family ranch in Varney by their parents, Roger and Ruth Kent. Jack attended school and graduated from Ennis Schools in 1953. After high school Jack entered the army and served in Germany. After leaving the army he worked construction. He helped build the Ennis Lake dam and the original hospital in Ennis, which he was extremely proud of. 

Jack married the love of his life Marjorie (Marge) on November 22, 1962 and would have been married 62 years. He became an instant father to Debbie, Tom and Bob. Shortly after getting married, Jack and Marge purchased the family ranch from his parents. Ranching was Jack’s calling. He loved taking care of his cattle, horses, dogs and cats who quickly became members of his family. Even the cows had names. 

Jack was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was on the planning board and an elder for the current church. He was also involved with the Mason’s, Elk’s, Shriner’s, Search and Rescue, Rodeo Club, and VFW. 

Jack especially loved following and attending his children and grandchildren’s athletic and scholastic events. After many joyful years on the ranch, Jack retired, and he and Marge moved closer to town. 

Jack is survived by his wife Marge Kent, children Tom (Imogene) Martello, Debbie Martello, Bob (Ginger) Martello, grandchildren Brittani (Cliff) Cooper, Ryan (Brittney) Martello, Shelbie Martello, Riley (Taylor), Chelsea Martello, Nacole Martello, great grandchildren Ella, Emery, Gianni, Antonio and Charlie Ray. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Madison Valley Medical Center, Madison Valley Manor or Ennis Senior Center. 

Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church on November 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Madison Valley Presbyterian Church

326 Hugel Street, Ennis, MT 59729

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