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Kent Warren Lyons

10/17/1981 - 10/04/2018
Service Date: 10/20/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Citrus Heights Stake Center, 2549 North 32nd Street, Mesa, Arizona 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Kent Warren Lyons, 36, passed away on October 4, 2018, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was born in Gallup, New Mexico and was a member of the Navajo Nation, born of the Tábaahí (Edge Water) clan. He was born to Warren and Verna (Curley) Lyons and was followed by three brothers and one sister.

Kent attended high school at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ and college at ASU and BYU, where he graduated with a degree in foreign relations. He served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Belgium, France, and Switzerland and was fluent in French.

Kent worked for U.S. Senator Bennet’s campaign and the Bennet Group in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then returned to Mesa to work with the family business. He also worked for State Senator Bob Worsley’s re-election campaign. After which, his passion for development soon took over, and he found himself at the heart of re-vitalizing downtown Mesa.

He is survived by his father, Warren; mother, Verna; brothers, Chad (Glendale), Trevor (Mesa), and Garrett (Mesa); sister, Amber (Queen Creek); and his precious daughter, Olive.

Kent was a beloved son, brother, friend, and colleague. Most importantly, he was the best father and cherished each moment with his daughter. She was his absolute joy and the light of his life. They were two peas in a pod. He will be dearly missed, as he touched the lives of everyone around him. He was a ray of sunshine in everybody’s world. He was everyone’s best friend.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Citrus Heights Stake Center, 2549 N 32nd St, Mesa, AZ 85213.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Kent’s daughter Olive’s GoFundMe page. She miraculously survived the tragic accident and is in critical condition in the ICU. All proceeds go to her medical expenses and recovery. https://www.gofundme.com/olive-lyons


  • Katrina Harless

    Verna and family I am so very sorry for your loss! May God help you through this tragedy and may you find peace again . Our thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
    Katrina and Dennis Harless

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I am sorry for your loss.May his spirit be withyyou always.

  • Courtney & Don Nicolay

    Dear Verna, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers! ❤️ We are so sorry for your loss!

  • Martha Low Kendall

    We mourn with you from California. We cling to the hope and faith in the future reunion while the immediate sense of loss overwhelms. We love you and are praying for your family.

  • I am sorry for your loss, he will be missed but you’ll have a great and joyous reunion when you see him again.

  • Oh my gosh, Warren and Verna, I could not feel any more sorry for you than I do. I know what you must be going through and how your hearts must be breaking. It’s not a natural thing to go before your children. You’ll be in my prays, and I know your faith will support you in your hour of grief and sorrow. Let me know if there is anything I can do, never hesitate to call.

  • Fanja Rstsivalaka

    Dear Warren and Verna
    I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss.
    I was devastated when I read the news, about Kent’s passing.
    He mad a profound impression on the members of our branch and he will always be remembered.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    I will always remember Kent and the fun times that we had together with your family.
    With heartfelt sympathy.

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