On December 6, 2020, at the age of 100 while at home, Rose Eleanor Kent went peacefully to be home with the Lord. Rose Eleanor (Pratt) Kent was born April 14,1920 to Henry Pratt and Emma Martell Pratt in Burlington VT, joining a brother Arthur Henry Pratt. During the 1929 Depression the family moved to Syracuse NY in search of work. Syracuse became home for the family through her adult years.
There on June 12, 1940 she married Clifford Roy Kent and continued to remain in Syracuse. During the war years she worked in a factory making headlights, spot lights while Cliff fought with the Marines. While on a battle ship about to land in Japan, peace was declared. When he returned home, he went to work and she focused on being a homemaker and raising the children. She was noted for her baking skills especially pies, cookies, and Danish pastry. She also loved to can tomatoes, along with making jams and jellies.
After Cliff retired, they loved spending their free time volunteering at Crouse-Irving Hospital in Syracuse and playing cards with friends. In 1998 they moved to Mathews, NC to be near their oldest daughter, Jean. In 2001 cancer took Cliff’s life from him. In 2003 she moved to Winters, CA to spend her time with her remaining three children. She started volunteering for Dr. Davis and the Medical office. She returned to walking three miles a day just as she had done with her loving husband. And, once again started making cookies to give to the mail carrier, the doctor’s office and others around town. She was also an avid reader, a regular at the Library.
At age 95 she decided to move in with daughter Judy (Nicki) for the remainder of her life. She was a gentle, kind woman and a devoted Catholic who loved the Lord our God. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband Cliff, her daughter Jean and her brother Arthur Henry Pratt. She is survived by her three children, Judy (Nicki) Kent Chapman; Cliff Kent (Celie); Deborah Kent; eight grandchildren: Mary Beth Rein (Chris); Mark Frey (Kristen); Chris Frey (Kathy) and Brian Supernault; Shelly Chapman; Sierra (Kent) Losh (Cordia); Ezra Kent (Katie); and Shannon (Kent) Candelaria (Michael), and eight great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.
In Lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the Heart of the Nation, PO Box 14428, Milwaukee WI 53214; Boy’s Town, PO Box 6000, Boys Town, NE, 68010; or Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis, CA 95618.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when conditions are more befitting.