Kristine Murray Kent
11/28/2019

St. George, UT – Kristine Murray Kent, 63, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. She was loved and will be missed greatly by many! Kris was born May 3, 1956 in Logan, UT to kind and loving parents, Eldredge and Betty (Steggell) Webb. On September 22, 1977, she was sealed to her sweetheart, Stanley Thomas Murray in the Ogden Temple. They were married nearly 10 years before his passing. On October 17, 1997, she was remarried to Robert John Kent, who cared for her dearly.

Kris was raised in Logan, UT but had many fond memories growing up and spending time on her grandparents’ farm in Salt Lake. After she graduated from Logan High School, she attended USU prior to starting a family. From Logan, she moved to Idaho Falls, and then to St. George where her and Stan settled to raise their family. She worked in the Banking industry for most of 40+ years and continued her education by getting her Master’s degree in Business Banking from the University of Washington. Many of the passions that she passed on to her posterity were formed around her love of the outdoors. She loved to travel and explore throughout the United States, especially the National Parks with a deep appreciation for the Grand Tetons and Zion National Park. She enjoyed photography and spending time in her yard. She showed her love for her family by spending time with them and attending as many events that they were participating in as she could. Kris was dedicated and diligent in serving in numerous church callings throughout her life including Primary and Relief Society president and the director of the LDS St. George Temple youth center.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Kent of St. George, UT; children, Malinda Murray (Rock Hill, SC) and Mitzi (Nate) Buck (Draper, UT); grandchildren, Carter and Annie Buck; and brother, De (Bev) Webb (Smithfield, UT). She was preceded in death by parents, Eldredge and Betty Webb (Logan, UT) and her first husband, Stanley Murray (St. George, UT).

The family would like to thank Carly, Carol, and the hospice staff who cared for Kris. Also, a special thank you to the staff of West 300 at Dixie Regional Medical Center who took care of Kris, especially Weston and Paige. Thank you to Dr. Leavitt, a wonderful doctor and a friend.

A viewing will be held Monday, December 2nd from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesday, December 3rd from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, UT 84770. Graveside services will follow the viewing on Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the St. George Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cougar Fund: Protecting America’s Greatest Cat, PO Box 132, Jackson, WY 83001 in the name of Kris Kent.

Friends and family are invited to sign Kris Kent’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com

Services

Visitation

5:00-7:00 pm
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Second Visitation

9:30-10:30 a.m.
20191203

Services

09:30 – 10:30 Visitation, 11:00 am Graveside Service;
20191203

Address

St. George City Cemetery
700 E. Tabernacle
St. George, UT

Cemetery

11:00 am
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St. George City Cemetery

Guest Book

14 Responses

  1. Kris you are the best and I have great memories of you, Stan, and Bob!!! I will think fondly of you forever!!! My heartfelt condolences to all the family!!! We are the ones missing out!!!

  2. Kris, was a kind woman who I got to know working with her as my boss at The Village Bank in the loan department. I was from Jackson Wyoming so I enjoyed our little talks that we sharing on what we loved the most there in the Teton and our little town in Jackson. She will truly be missed . ♥️

  3. Kris was a wonderful person and so kind to me and my family. She was an awesome leader and I greatly appreciate he leadership and friendship.

  4. Kris thank you for your friendship and help in my business you helped through many hard times you will be greatly missed

  5. Twenty three years ago Kris brought a light into my life…She taught me so many wonderful things…It was an honor to share her life.

    Robert

  6. Twenty three years ago Kris brought a light into my life…She taught me so many wonderful things…It was an honor to share her life.

  7. Robert, so sorry for your loss. Kris was such a great lady! If you see this please reach out to me at dfreber@gmail.com. I’d love to catch up. Again, so sorry and blessings to your family during this difficult time.

  8. We were very sad to hear of Kris’s passing. She has been through so me very refining times but also received much strength from loved ones and those who cared for her. Our hearts and prayers go out to Robert and Kris’s family at this very special time. May the sweet blessings of our loving Heavenly Father and the Savior be with all at this time.

  9. Kris was a great mentor and leader! I have fond memories of working for her at The Village Bank and trying to decipher her “chicken scratch” post-it notes. It’s a hard life for us lefties! My condolences to all her family members and loved ones.

  10. I loved learning about the special bears and viewing the hundreds of nature photo’s Kris was so skilled at capturing. I also enjoyed reading with you the histories of your ancestors with whom you share many valiant character traits! You are an inspiration to me.

  11. Our thoughts are with your family. Sorry we didn’t get the opportunity to spend more time with you all.

  12. Kris’ birth made me an aunt at a young age, which was a very special thing to me. I was fortunate to be included in the Webb family annual trips to the Tetons and Yellowstone. Before dawn Betty and Eldredge would load Kristy and her brother De and me into the back seat of their car made into a bed and we would wake up at Jenny Lake campground in the Tetons. We kids would play in the woods and try to avoid the controversies of camp setup. Then followed a week of bears and bison, geysers, and hungry chipmunks.
    Later it was so fun to be included on some of the family trips to the Tetons and have a chance to spend time with Kris’ wonderful daughters. I saw the love of and confidence in being in nature that she inspired in them.
    In recent years a calendar of Kris’ photography has graced our kitchen wall, each month showing her skill at and love of photographing the animals and landscapes of the National Parks.
    When I last saw her and Robert she showed me around her gardens – filled with bits of the wild scenes she loved.
    Gratitude to Robert for his loving care. Condolences to all her family.

  13. Kris and Bob visited my Bed and Breakfast in Oceanside Oregon several times. As I got to know them, I appreciated their sensitivity to nature and their love for each other. We enjoyed many long conversations and became friends. I felt they were very fortunate to have found in each other such a deep understanding and respect. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Judy Gregoire

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