HAMILTON — Our beloved brother, uncle and father, Gordon Wayne Kent, left us behind and went home to be with loved ones on Dec. 16, 2018. Wayne was born May 2, 1948, in Hamilton, the first born son in the marriage of Samuel Edward and Jessie Margaret, who proceeded him in death.
After school and military, Wayne married Nancy Downing and became a father to Sam and stepfather to Daniel Downing.
After their divorce, Wayne married Jennie Hayes, and had three more children, Dustin, Jessica and Neva. Wayne had lived in Burns, Oregon, for numerous years until he passed.
Surviving Wayne is his brother, Joe Kent of Riggins, Idaho; sister, Sandy Pierce, Evanston, Wyoming; Patty (Sherryl) Nichol of Alberton; Carol (Punki) Kent of Missoula; and brother Jack Hanson of Missoula. Preceding Wayne in death were his Kent siblings, Katherine, Eldon, Joy, Pauline and Sheila. And his Hanson siblings Lucy, Margaret, Donna and Lawrence. Wayne had many nieces and nephews.
Wayne, in his 6 foot 4 inch tall stature, had a heart twice his size, and will be truly missed by his very large family. A military remembrance will be June 22, at the Hamilton cemetery.
Goodbyes are for those who
love with their eyes,
Love from the heart
will never part.