Cecil Newton Kent passed away Sept. 23, 2021, in Mesa, Ariz. He was 85.
Cecil was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Bozeman, Mont. He graduated from Gallatin County High School, and continued his education with graduate degrees from Western Montana and University of Montana.
While at Western he met Lois Moran. They married in 1962 and had three children. They remained married until Lois' death. Cecil coached and taught in the Physical Education Department and, later, Education Department at Northern Mont. College, from the late 1960s-1994.
In 1995, Cecil and Lois retired to Townsend, Mont. The couple became snowbirds, spending the warmer months in Mont. and wintering in Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois; a sister; and a nephew. He is survived by son, Craig (Christine) Kent of Boerne, Texas; daughter Lori (Dom) Lauricella, of Queen Creek, Ariz; daughter, Linda Kent, of Townsend, Mont.; four grandchildren, Gary, Dylan, Colin, and Celia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
No funeral services are planned at this time. Memorials in his name may be sent to Shriners Children's Hospital
Published by Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 12, 2021.