COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at New Life Church in Colorado Springs for Wendel Glenn Kent, 81, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, who died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, www.Parkinson.org or by calling 800-327-4545.
Survivors include his former spouse, Shirley Ann Kent, Fremont, Calif.; three sons, Mark Kent and wife Kim, Fort Collins, Brad Kent, Littleton, and Patrick Kent and wife Andra, Irvine, Calif.; a daughter, Anne Marie Wickstrom and husband James, Pleasant Hill, Calif. and grandchildren, Evan and Ella Kent, Gracie Schweizer and Aidan Kent and Owen and Ivy Wickstrom; a brother, Howard Kent and wife Linda, Richardson, Texas, and nieces Kathy Crouch, Richardson, Texas and Nancy Townsend, Cedar Park, Texas.
Mr. Kent was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Golden City, Mo., to Charles Raymond and Beulah Bessie Kent. He grew up on their farm in the small community and then proudly served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He was a 1958 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He began a career in real estate in the early 1960’s, selling homes in the Kansas City area, then moved his family to Castle Rock. There he became a real estate broker and began developing real estate in Colorado, Mexico and Belize. He founded The Colorado Land Company and other companies. He had a passion for developing, buying and selling real estate and for flying single-engine aircraft. He founded the Mountain West Flying Club in south Denver.
He married Shirley Ann Edwards in April of 1958, in Columbia, Mo.