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Kathryn Donovan Kent Obituary
KATHRYN DONOVAN KENT Kathryn died February 23, 2013, in Scottsdale, AZ, at the age of 94. A resident of Hemet for over 50 years, Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Zeches of Tempe, AZ and husband, Jim; her son, Timothy Kent of Raleigh, NC and wife, Andra; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her sister, Therese Greenheck of Mill Creek, WA. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Duane Kent; her eldest son, James Kent; and her sister, Marguerite Ahlstrom of Tomah, WI. Kathryn was born January 21, 1919 to Timothy and Elizabeth Donovan in Tomah, WI. A graduate of Marquette University, Kathryn was a public school teacher in both Wisconsin and California, including several years at Hemet High School. Kathryn and Duane Kent married in 1943 in Washington, D.C. before Duane was sent into Pacific duty with the U.S. Naval Reserve. Duane later established a successful business in Hemet and Sun City as president of Kent & Hamilton Insurance. Kathryn was a lifetime member of Assistance League of Hemacinto and the organization's charter president. A 50-year member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, she was involved in the church's initial building campaign. Kathryn is to be buried on Monday, March 4 with her husband, Duane, in a private family service at Riverside National Cemetery. Matthew McWane, Director

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 2, 2013
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