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Obituary for Farrell Kent Dearden

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Farrell Kent Dearden

November 22, 1949 - October 2, 2013

F. Kent Dearden kicked off his boots and hung up his hat for the last time on October 2nd, 2013 from complications after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was born on November 22nd, 1949 in Ogden, Utah, the second child to Farrell Amos and Dorothy Hammer Dearden. He graduated from Bonneville High in 1968 and then joined the U.S. Navy, stationed at Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego, during which time he served afloat, directly supporting the Vietnam Conflict as a Navy Corpsman. He married his first and only love, Rhonda Jean Florence, on June 2nd, 1969 and they recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. Together they had seven children. During his life, Kent enjoyed: horses, traveling the world, cooking, ice cream, time with family and grandkids, especially dressing up as Santa Claus during Christmas. He was active in the Eden 1st Ward and held many positions. With his boys he also participated in Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster, coached soccer, and helped with the Utah Youth Rodeo Association. He dedicated over 40 years as the Cath Lab Coordinator for the Heart Institute at McKay Dee Hospital, and thoroughly loved his co-workers and enjoyed getting to know his patients. He and his wife also served an inner city mission in Ogden. He is survived by his wife Rhonda, his mother Dorothy, his sister Cathy Hackworth; brothers, Craig, Paul and Gaylen; children, Ryan, Jeremy (Becky), Zachary (Julie), Stephanie (TJ), Jacob (Julia), Seth (Kayla) and Josh (Kim) and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Farrell, mother-in-law Barbie Florence, brother-in-law Mel Hackworth, and nephew Jarod Dearden. A viewing will be held Monday October 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street in Ogden. Funeral services are on Tuesday at Huntsville Stake Center, 6450 E. 1900 N. in Eden at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing 1 hour prior to services.
Our family is so grateful to Dr. Vincent Hansen and staff, Dr. Michael Scheuller and staff and Dr. Leslye Ingersoll and her staff for the comfort, T.L.C. and respect they so kindly gave to Kent.
Interment will be in the Eden Cemetery.



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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 7, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Huntsville Stake Center


6450 E. 1900 N., , Eden , UT,

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Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -


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Born: November 22, 1949
Died: October 2, 2013

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Steve Henderson posted on 10/9/13

Kent, i was a day late seeing your obituary. Sorry i missed your viewing. I did watch the video of your life and you have a wonderful family, may God bless them while your away for a moment. Say Hi to Lex if you see him. Probably see you in the future some time. Your Old Friend from High School. Steve B-)


Donna Harline Ferro posted on 10/8/13

I join with so many others who knew Kent in offering my deepest sympathy on his passing. My heart is truly sadden! I have great memories working with him! He was a valuable, respected, kind, caring and a great mentor and friend to me! Kent will remain in my heart forever! God bless you and your family!


Vicky Jenkins Richins posted on 10/8/13

Rhonda and family, I can't tell you how sorry I am to learn of Kent's passing. He was a special person who helped so many. We were always so happy to see him when Dad had his procedures.We felt he was in good hands!! I know this past year has been terribly hard for you all. You have shown tremendous strength and love. That strength will help you in the future. Please know that I will be praying for you all and know that you are loved by so many, especially our Heavenly Father. God bless you all. Vicky


Candy and Rodney Brown posted on 10/7/13

Rhonda and Family. I was so sorry to hear about Kent. I absolutely loved working with him. He was fun and made life enjoyable for all of us at the Heart Institute. I am so glad I was able to work closely with him and really get to know him and his family. I will miss him dearly. I loved the pranks he used to play on us and everything else. He is what made going to work fun.


Vicki and Larry Obray posted on 10/7/13

We were so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. He attended Larry in the cath lab many times in past years and I worked with him from 1991 to 1994 in the Heart Institute. We loved and admired him very much.


The Gellings posted on 10/6/13

We are so sorry for your loss! Kent was an amazing man. He loved Rhonda like they just got married. He was a great dad. He was an awesome Grandpa, his grandchildren will miss him greatly. Our prayers are with you all.


Brenda Lincoln posted on 10/5/13

Cathy sorry to hear about your brother. God bless all of you and take care. Brenda


Linda Warby Melaney posted on 10/5/13

Paul and Verla so sorry for your loss and also the family. I know how hard it is to loose family, I lost my brother 2 years ago in november on the 10th and my dad on January 25th of this year. my heart goes out to you and your family. May God Bless all of you.


Paul Lanier posted on 10/4/13

Dear family. I am very sad to hear that Kent has passed away. I was the director of security for the past 32 years at the hospital. I have had the honor of calling Kent my friend for many years. Kent was also my care giver on three separate heart attacks that started in 2004. I always knew that when I showed up at the Cath Lab, Kent would be waiting for me and stayed with me. As a patient I knew that Kent would always stop by on the way home just to make sure I was doing ok. Kent was a great friend and co-worker. I will miss him. I do know that Kent is in Heaven.