Kent Gordon Phillips, 82, from Orem, Utah, returned to his Heavenly Father with loved ones at the home he built and lived in for 44 years on January 8, 2022.
Kent was born on November 4, 1939 in Provo, Utah, to Joseph and Leah Phillips. During his youth, Kent spent a lot of time working with his father, uncle and cousins in the plastering business. This early education in hard work and family relationships was evident throughout Kent’s life, as there was never a job too big or too small, and the relationships he formed with his cousins lasted a lifetime. their life.
Kent graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1958. He learned football and wrestling.
Kent married his beloved Susan on August 19, 1967 and they were then sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on September 17, 1974. In 1977 Kent and Susan returned to Utah and built a house that is from their family home. time.
Kent held many different jobs throughout her early years of marriage, and obtained an Associate’s degree in HVAC from Utah Valley Technical College in the early 1980s. It wasn’t until a few years later that he learns to do stone masonry. After working as an apprentice for a short time, Kent started his own business. With the help of family and friends, Phillips Stone Co. took off. The same hard work lessons Kent learned in his youth were then passed on to his sons. As a true artist, Kent has won several blue ribbons at home salons over the years for his beautiful masonry. His artistry can still be seen on homes and businesses along the Wasatch Front, from Logan to Elk Ridge.
Kent was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous callings over the years. His favorite and most recent call was to be a temple worker in Provo, Utah. He had an unwavering testimony of the Church and of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Kent was always quick to help anyone in need and his kind heart touched many throughout his life.
Kent’s love for family is something to be remembered the most. Camping, hunting, fishing, picnics and sporting events have always been family events. Kent’s heart was always full when he was with his family.
Kent was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Leah Phillips; brother, Ronald (Erma) Phillips; and her sister, Jennette (Norman) Whitaker.
Kent is survived by his wife, Susan Phillips. Children, David Phillips, Bobbi Lynn (Brian) Christen, Kristin (Scott) Foster, Gavin (Tiana) Phillips, Brent (Miriam Phillips); 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Timpview 3rd Ward Chapel, 865 West 1000 North, Orem, Utah. Friends can call at the Berg Mortuary in Provo, 185 East Center Street, Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at church Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. before services. Burial, cemetery of the city of Provo. Condolences can be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Posted by Berg Mortuary of Provo on January 11, 2022.