Alice Mildred Kent

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Alice Mildred Kent

  Alice Mildred Kent, 94, passed away from natural causes at Casa Chapala Assisted Living in Tucson on July 4, 2018.  Mildred was born on Jan. 11, 1924, in Yantis, Texas, to Joseph and Rachael (Crawford) Boyd and was the fifth of seven children.

  Shortly thereafter her family moved to Oklahoma and settled on a farm near Ada. She attended school in Roff, Oklahoma.  On March 30, 1940, she married Beryl Kent. They relocated to Coolidge in 1941.  In 1956 they moved to Mammoth where he went to work for Magma Copper Company.  Mildred worked as an aide for Mammoth-San Manuel School District for 16 years, from 1977 until 1983. They were married for 41 years when he passed away on Feb. 20, 1982. Mildred spent most of her life as a homemaker, busy raising eight children. She was a member of Mammoth Church of Christ and later Oracle Church of Christ.

  Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth, J.B., and Billy; and sisters, Nina Tiffin and Floy Harris, and son, Thomas (Tommy).
  She is survived by her older sister, Venice Mann; children, Joe (Mary), Robert (Ginger), Marilyn Sue (Don) Mason, Billy (Christine), Ben (Cristina), Jimmy (Terry) and Shari (Mike) Tiffen; as well as 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

  Memorial Service for Alice Kent will be held at the Oracle Community Center in Oracle on July 21, 1 p.m.  Burial and graveside services will be held at a later date.

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