Kent Leigh Ellsworth



Kent Leigh Ellsworth passed away peacefully on February 1st, 2023, at the age of 75. He was reunited with his parents, Wallace and Gloria Ellsworth. He was loved as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend to so many.

Kent was born in Las Vegas, NV, as an identical twin, the second of six children. After graduating from Western High School, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Northern States. Despite the passing of his parents during his mission, he chose to finish it, and it was a life-altering experience. The day after returning, he met his wife Bobie at Dixie State College. They were engaged and married within 6 months. After college, Kent worked as a bricklayer for several years while starting his family. In the early 1970’s, they bought land on the edge of Las Vegas, where he built and expanded their forever home. He worked at New York Life until “retirement,” but this did not mean he sat still, there was always a project he was working on or helping with. Kent was known for his big heart and willingness to serve anyone in need. He was a hard worker and could do anything. He was always chatting with everyone, sometimes to the frustration of his wife and children. He was dedicated to supporting his family in every aspect, and his 53-year marriage was filled with a wealth of love and cherished memories.

Kent is survived by his loving wife Bobie, siblings Kirk (Lynnae), Brent (Patti), Linda (Bob), Clark (Jerri), Eileen (Dan), his 5 children Christy (Larry), Ryan (Emily), KaLee (Ryan), David (Belinda), Lisa (Philip), 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on February 11th, 2023, at 9:30 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building located at 2245 South Lindell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89146, with services following at 11:00 am. Live streaming will be held on zoom with the meeting  ID: 974  9129 3188 Password : elcamino

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  • Dave Ellsworth
    February 6, 2023 9:01 am

    Dad, you always had an answer to everything, you were the original google. I miss you so much. Love you!

  • My sincere sympathy to the Ellsworth family. Kent and I were great friends, always helping each other when we were building our houses. Kent taught me how to do many things as we worked together. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a great example of dedication and service. I will miss him.

  • Rodney L. Woodrum
    February 8, 2023 11:18 pm

    I went to Mayfair Elementary School and Western High School with Kent. Kent sat right behind me in sixth grade. We had great fun when we were in grade school fooling around with home made go carts and building forts. I also visited him and his brother Kirk when they lived on North Okey, Las Vegas, Nv. They were experimenting with installing bigger more powerful engines in four wheel Jeep vehicles. The engines were so powerful that they were having trouble twisting off four wheel drive shafts. Still later in life, I also bumped into Kent when he was delivering milk in North Las Vegas, Nv. It was nice to see and talk to him again.

    I offer my condolences to the Ellsworth family.

    Rodney L. Woodrum

  • Brother Ellsworth, you truly embodied the essence of giving with gratitude, and your example of kindness, hard work and friendship will always be a blessing to my family and me. Thank you for your guidance, support, love and wisdom.

  • We offer our condolences to him and his relatives especially Nathan his nephew, he will surely be missed by all that knew him , families are forever in the lds church

  • Belle and Aaron
    February 10, 2023 7:31 am

    Ellsworth’s, we love you so much. Ryan, our hearts are with you and your lovely family, always.

  • Christene Reynolds
    February 10, 2023 3:09 pm

    I knew Kent growing up in the same ward, and our connection was forever strong. My husband Ron and I were lucky enough to attend BYUu with him, and then live in the same ward for 30 years. We got to teach each other’s children and grow old together. What a gift! Our hearts go out to Bobie, his children, and his siblings. We know how much he will be missed. We loved him.

  • Shawn Greninger
    December 29, 2023 9:23 am

    As a missionary I always enjoyed going over to the Ellsworth’s on P day to work on a project or two with Bro. Ellsworth. Even when I was assigned to another area my companion and I would call him up to see if he needed any help. Which we enjoyed putting on our P day clothes and getting dirty mixing concrete or laying bricks or shoveling sand. Not only did I learn the basics about brick laying. I also learned so many other things from Bro. Ellsworth. I still think I’ve never had a better sloppy Joe sandwich than I had eating lunch at their home. My condolences to the Family.
    Shawn Greninger-Yelm, WA


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