Claudia Irene Kent



Claudia Irene Kent

September 28th, 1916 - January 27th, 2017

Claudia Irene Kent, Child of God, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother is waiting on the other side for all of us. She passed from this life into the next on Friday morning January 27, 2017 in Weiser, Idaho surrounded by family.  She was 100 years old.

Mrs. Kent was born in Webster City, Iowa September 28, 1916 to Ernest Bozell and Nellie Downs Bozell.  She married her high school sweetheart, Clayton Kent.  They lived and loved for 69 and ½ years before he was called home in 2003.

Mrs. Kent was a willing and able partner to her husband, Clayton who was in the ministry for 40 years.  They served churches in the Midwest and California and were active with their family in the Evangelistic Field.  They were especially interested in the youth and managed youth camps in Iowa, Minnesota and California.  Mr. Kent also served on the board of the Minnesota Bible College.

Mrs. Kent is survived by her son, Travis Kent of St. Cloud, Minnesota, her daughter Kay Janelle Adams (Gordon) of Weiser, Idaho, her sister Dorothy Adams of Desert Hot Springs, California and her brother Bob Adams (Virginia) of Long Beach, California.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kent was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Esther Finck, her son Carter Lehan Kent, her granddaughter Janece Irene Kennedy, and her great-granddaughters Shantel Monique Kennedy and Samantha Janece Kennedy. 


She left this note (author unknown)

In Green Pastures

In pastures green? Not always; sometimes

Who Knoweth best, in kindness leadeth me

In weary ways, where heavy shadows be.

And by still water? No, not always so;

Oftimes the heavy tempest round me blow,

And o’er my soul the waves and billow go.

But when the storms beat loudest, and I cry

Aloud for help, the Master standeth by,

And whispers to my soul, “Lo, it is I.”

So, where He leads me I can safely go,

And in the blest hereafter I shall know

Why in His wisdom, He hath led me so.


Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California with her beloved Husband.  Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at