Kent Douglas Crookston, 68, died April 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Kent was born December 11, 1947 in Logan, UT, the son of Douglas and Farris Crookston. He was raised in Kaysville, UT. He served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dallas, TX. He married his sweetheart, Patricia Rich, on June 4, 1970, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together Kent and Pat raised six children in Layton, UT. Kent served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska and California.
Kent was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many leadership positions. He loved to work with the youth of the Church, and spent countless hours serving in the scouts and Woodbadge. He served a local mission with his wife, Pat. He loved to serve others and always put others needs ahead of his own.
Kent was an inventor and loved to spend his free time at the Ogden Airport, working on his lifelong dream of flying the Skywalker. He was an entrepreneur and owned his own composite businesses for many years, in addition to fishing off the coast of Kenai, AK with his family each summer. Late in his career, he became the Director of the Composite and Aerospace program at the DATC and started their composites program. He finished his career with Kihomac as a technical director, supporting their composites business.
He loved music and played the guitar and the accordion, and always hoped a grandchild would take up the accordion.
Kent is survived by his dear wife, Pat; daughters Katie (Matt) Bingham and Megan (Lewis) Leavitt; sons Bryan (Lisa), Lee (Becca), Neal (Jamie), Stephen (Catalyn), parents Douglas and Farris Crookston, siblings Clair (LaDell), Ted (Laurie), Nick (Lisa), Connie (John) Forsgren; and 21 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00am at the Mt. Lewis Stake Center at 1150 N. Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT. There will be a viewing at the Stake Center on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00pm and Monday morning from 10:00-10:45 am. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.serenicare.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to continue Kent’s dream to further develop his Skywalker; donations can be made at America First Credit Unions, Kent Crookston Memorial Account.