Funeral Services for Kent Andrew Owens, 53, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Memorial Baptist Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Chris Furl officiating. Inurnment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery.
Kent Owens passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Platte County Memorial Hospital after battling cancer.
Kent was born on Friday, December 15, 1967 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Franklin “Wayne” and Patricia (Beaty) Owens.
He was raised and educated in Virginia, Minnesota and graduated in 1986. After high school Kent drove truck and worked for various construction companies. He moved to Wyoming in the early nineties, eventually settling in Wheatland. He worked for the detention center, sheriff’s department, the Marshalls, and the Wheatland Police Department as a K-9 officer.
In 2007 he married Jerrene (Jackson) Braisted. He then went to work at the South Antelope Mine where he was employed until his death.
Kent is survived by his wife, Jerrene Owens of Wheatland; son, Dustin (Taylor Minard) Owens-Welch; stepchildren, Tyler (Brittney) Braisted of Chugwater, Wyoming, Maci (Mike) Deavila of Billings, Montana, and Kolby (Pricilla) Braisted of Dallas, Texas; stepmom, Betty Owens of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother, Todd (Alisa) Owens of Woodland Park, Colorado; stepsister, Rayme (Justin) Johansen of Castle Rock, Colorado; niece, Ella Johansen; and grandchildren, Aleia Owens-Welch, Hollis Owens-Welch, Brecklynn Braisted, Paxton Deavila, and Tatum Cary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patricia Owens, in 1980, and Wayne Owens, in 2018.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Owens-Welch, Tyler Braisted, Kolby Braisted, Mike Deavila, Kaden Ross, and Colten Chandler.
A memorial fund in Kent’s name has been set up at Platte Valley Bank, 200 Sixteenth Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201. Money collected will be used to plant trees in the new portion of the Wheatland Cemetery.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com
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