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