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Kent Jensen Layton

04/25/1942 - 11/11/2016
Service Date: 11/17/2016
Service Time: 7:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lakeshore Ward, 6001 S. Lakeshore Drive, Tempe, Arizona

Our wonderful, hard-working, loyal father passed peacefully from this life on Friday November 11, 2016. Kent Jensen Layton was born on April 25, 1942 in Sanford, Colorado with his twin brother Keith.

He is survived by his wife Kay, his children Shane (Jenni), Todd (Emily), Bryan (Natalie), and Melissa (Jay), and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Melva (Jensen) Layton.

He was known for his exceptional skill in basketball, playing for Sanford High, BYU, Adams State, and the Air Force. Kent worked at SRP for 25 years and then as a Realtor for the next 30 years. A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many positions with his most influential as Scoutmaster.

We will miss our devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. We look forward to being with him again and eating big bowls of ice cream together.

Funeral services will be held Thursday November 17, 2016 at the LDS Church at 6001 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ, with the viewing from 5:00 to 6:45 PM and the funeral service following at 7 PM. Interment will be the following Saturday at 11am in Sanford, Colorado. For more information go to www.bunkerfuneral.com


  • Kay, so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. he always had a smile for everyone on Sunday’s . such a sweet person who will be missed.

  • Deepest sympathy for Kent’s family. Death was not part of God’s original purpose for us. We all look forward to the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 – “the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” Death is an enemy that separates us from our loved ones. When this promise is fulfilled, we can enjoy life the way our Grand Creator purposed for us…forever. (Psalms 37:9, 11)

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