Sandy, UT -Kent Arthur Nebeker peacefully passed away January 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. Kent was the first of three sons, born on July 8, 1942 to Helen Mary Woodhead and Kent Austin Nebeker. After four years of honorable service in the United States Air Force, he married his eternal sweetheart, Patricia Anne Leese, in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, on July 16, 1965. As an avid learner he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany from the University of Utah, and a Graduate Degree in Education from Utah State University. He was a passionate educator driven by his enthusiasm for science and desire to fulfill his call to teach. Kent formally enlightened and inspired young minds for 38 years. His influence is infinite. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in many callings with all his heart, doing his best to exemplify the Savior. Kent was a very talented man. He pursued many interests which always included his family. Some of his favorites were: reading, fishing, gardening, woodworking, camping, shooting, hunting and photography. He loved his apple trees. He pressed his own juice creations and shared the harvest with many. Kent's family meant everything to him. He is survived by his sweetheart Pat and children: Erika Lindley (David), Emily Timothy (Clint), Elissa Liddle (Johnathan), Melinda Ekins (Jamon), Marci Koenig (Jonathan), Jenni Britton (Jason), nineteen grandchildren, and daughter-in-law Taunya Nebeker. He is preceded in death by his son, Evan Austin Nebeker, parents and brother. Special thanks and recognition to the many staff members at the University of Utah Hospital who provided excellent and compassionate care for Kent and his family. Funeral services will be held Thursday January 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pebble Hills Chapel located at 8735 South Harvard Park Drive, Sandy, Utah. Viewings will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the same location. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Share online condolences at www.larkinmortuary.com .
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