Lois Ann (Moran) Kent, 70, of Townsend died Saturday, July 19, 2008, after a brief illness.
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Lois was born May 15, 1938, in St. Ignatius, the daughter of Bernard and Hazel (Cote) Moran. She was the third of seven children. She graduated from high school in St. Ignatius, then earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Western Montana College in Dillon. Lois would go on to earn a master of teacher education degree from Western.
She met Cecil Kent while a student at Western, and the couple married Aug. 26, 1963.
Lois was a career educator, teaching elementary grades in Polson, Arlee, and Dillon, then teaching more than 20 years in Havre, elementary and junior high schools. She retired in 1994, and she and Cecil split their time between their summer home in Townsend and their winter home in Mesa, Ariz.
Lois' hobbies included reading, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, crocheting and golf.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings.
Lois is survived by her husband, Cecil; three children, Craig (Beth) Kent of Houston, Texas; Lori Kent of Mesa, Ariz.; and Linda Kent of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Gary, Dylan, Colin, and Celia Kent; brothers, Tim Moran of Las Vegas, Nev., Don Moran of Eaton, Colo., and Gerald Moran of Falmouth, Mass.; sister, Kathy Johnston of Boise, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Broadwater School and Community Library, P.O. Box N, 201 N. Spruce St., Townsend, MT 59644.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 23, 2008