Kent Goodman Lewis

February 11, 1945 ~ January 17, 2021

Kent Goodman Lewis was born on February 11, 1945 in San Bernardino, California to Glenn and Ethel Lewis. He has five siblings – Vaughn Lewis, Darrell Lewis, Kay Peel, Karma Lomenick, and Vicki Eccles. After graduating from Pacific High School, he served an LDS mission to the Eastern States Mission from 1964 to 1966.

He married his sweetheart, Paula Jean Coleman, on November 11, 1966 in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had three daughters – Ann Marie, Debbie, and Sheri.
Kent served in the U.S. Army for three years before being honorably discharged. Following his time in the Army, he attended San Bernardino Valley College, where he developed even more love for working on cars, and he also learned to love photography.

Throughout his life, he worked several different jobs, including managing a Radio Shack, owning The Pizza Place, night manager at Clark’s Market, and as a bus driver for San Juan School District, where he won several awards in competitions at state and national levels.

He was well-known for his beautiful singing voice, and he loved sharing this talent in numerous ward choirs.

One of his greatest pleasures in life was owning his dream car, a 1967 Chevelle SS, and traveling to car shows and doing “burnouts” in parades. Other things he loved included family reunions, walking miles on the streets of Blanding, carrot cake, hauling scrap metal, spending time with his grandkids, watching TV, volunteering at the food bank, and playing card games.

Kent called many places home through the years, including Southern California, Kansas, Georgia, Richmond, and Blanding, UT.

Kent passed away in Salt Lake City, UT on January 17, 2021. He is survived by his daughters Debbie (Mike) Franklin of Nampa, ID and Sheri (Teryl) Pugh of Blanding; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his brothers and sisters.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Paula; daughter, Ann Marie; and parents, Glenn and Ethel Lewis.

Services were held Monday, January 25 at the LDS Stake Center in Blanding, UT, with interment at the Blanding Cemetery.

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We are grateful for the many kind acts of service rendered to the family during this time, and would like to thank all those who have shared time, talents, food, memories and more.

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