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Elder Saxton 11 Aug 2005
Hi all;
This may be old news for some of you, but I just recently heard of the passing of Kent Saxton last year. He was a true friend to the people of Paraguay, and taught me more about serving and caring for them than any other companion, President, AP, Bishop, or leader of any kind. He made a tremendous impact upon me and to this day is responsible for a small part of who I am. I shared the story of our time together with my Elders just this past Sunday, and the message in my lesson about him was to refrain from judging people based upon the first meeting or their appearance. He was a character, a little rough around the edges and a bit free-willed, but he was sincere in his love for the people and those he served with. I have missed him over the years, trying to keep in touch as mush as we could, but now that I know he has passed on, I miss him all the more.

His online obit follows:
Kent VerDell Saxton
August 20, 1969-April25, 2004

Kent peacefully slipped from this world in his sleep on April 25, 2004.

Kent was born in Logan, Utah on August 20, 1969 to VerDell and Linda Saxton. His childhood was spent in Spring Coulee, Alberta, Canada. He had great talent in music and drama and spent many hours bringing joy and laughter to those with whom he associated with.

Kent honorably served a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Asuncion, Paraguay Mission. He had a great love for the language and the people.

Kent attended Utah State University and graduated with high honors. He continued to reside in Logan where he cultivated his incredible carpentry talents and used them to beautify and restore many local homes.

Kent was an incredible person with a tender heart and so much love for life. He truly loved and lived each day to the fullest. He will be dearly missed by his mom and dad, his little brother Shaun (Erynn), sisters, Heidi, Ricki (Rod) Sarah (Robert) and Grammy(Eva Thompson) and friends. Kent will be especially missed by all his adoring nieces and nephews and ever loyal four legged companion, Buddy. Kent had a special way of making everyone feel loved and important. He was a truly generous, giving soul and will be missed dearly by all those, whose lives he touched. We love you Kent forever and always.
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