Marlow Leon Kent
July 9, 1938 – June 5, 2019
Marlow was an open minded, philosophical anarchist. He believed in love and peace and always repped the Utah Utes. He knew the Jazz will win it all, next year, every year, and was definitely the number one sports fan for all the teams near and far. He was in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years and loved the opportunity it gave him to travel and explore other cultures. He held many different job titles but his favorite was coaching at Kiwanis-Felt Boys and Girls Club in Salt Lake City.
Many will remember him through his appreciation for all things sports, others will never forget him singing every word to many favorite songs and will always think of him when we listen to John Prine, Dr. Hook, Kris Kristofferson, and John Fogerty. Not only did he memorize all the lyrics to all the beloved songs, this man was a living encyclopedia for nearly everything. He was sharp as a tack and always had a quote to share, or information on any topic.
He was a grounded source of compassion and wisdom for many friends and family alike. Marlow could always find the good in everything and he taught those around him to be grateful for the simplest of pleasures. He maintained that "your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude." On one of his last days with us he said he had never had a bored moment in his life, and I believe he truly always did what he wanted. He lived a wild and colorful life and spent his retired years doing exactly what he loved, sitting in his rocking chair, watching sports (or the birds and the squirrels) and surrounded by all types of flowers.
In lieu of sympathy, do indeed send flowers!! Marlow loved them - send some to anyone you miss and love, and plant some for the future!
We love you Marlow, fare thee well and do roll up something to take along!
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Marlow Leon Kent
June 16, 2019
In loving memory !!!
Happy Father's Day Dad !!!
It's been almost two weeks since you went home to God, and I know that we all miss you dearly you're cheerful disposition your friendly smile I will never forget. You are always there to help when no one else was you helped me get groceries when nobody else would, you helped me move from place to place and never complained once about it. You instilled in me a love for music on the groups that have been mentioned I have learned to love because of your love of them . Because you exposed me to them. I always loved your stories you always had an anecdote for everything. Always willing to give advice . I remember one time talking with you on the phone while I had the stomach flu and you gave me a home remedy for it boil brown rice and drink the water I followed your directions and in 20 minutes I was over the flu , I was amazed! And there's so much you were willing to share with others your wisdom and knowledge . I am grateful for I have learned much from you and your example! You taught me about the government They helped to develop the person I am today on the attitudes I have towards government. I believe the reason that you were always so cheerful and happy is that you never held a grudge and you were always willing to admit when you were wrong and ask forgiveness ! This I admired most about you! I will miss you Dad I look forward to seeing you in the next life to live together forever in the heavens! I can hear you now singing with the choirs of angels!
Rest in peace ! I love you!!!
June 14, 2019
My dearest grandpa,
I remember feeling so proud of myself everytime I made a basket playing basketball, especially because I knew it made you proud.
I appreciate all the times you picked me and my hooligan friends up from school, sometimes quiet and observant of us and our shenanigans, sometimes offering your words of wisdom.
So many times you were a person I could rely on... for advice or rides!
I loved the way you would sing all the words to your favorite songs.
You've always been there.. to answer the door, to greet me when I walked in the house, to laugh with me about the boys or appreciate the greatness of our dogs.
I miss you every single day and think about you all the time. I imagine you now as my Guardian Angel, and think about how I want the choices I make in my life to continue to make you proud.
June 13, 2019
Marlow embodied a kind and patient manner that was always a comfort to be around. He had many interesting stories to share and was also a good listener.
In the twenty six years that we have been family, there a good number of his ways that I admire and have sought to emulate myself.
I know for certain that I am a better person for the things I carry with me that I learned from Marlow's example.
June 13, 2019
"Blow up your T.V...throw away your paper, move to the country,build you a home..plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches..try to find Jesus on your own " John Prine
Walk in Beauty Dad...xoxoxo Kimberly
June 10, 2019
Remember Dr. Hook, front row at Terrace Ballroom, what a great show and great music from a great band. Will always treasure that memory. I enjoyed that show but you enjoyed it more clapping and dancing to the music. To the greatest Jazz fan I knew, R.I.P.