Daily InterLake story on Casey Kent R.I.P.

Casey Michael Neil Kent, 35, passed peacefully from this world June 14, 2008, from injuries sustained in a skateboarding accident in Columbia Falls.

Casey was born Sept. 24, 1972, in Garden Grove, Calif., to his parents, Gary and Teresa Kent, and sister, Crystal Allbritten.

Casey was the beloved husband of Sara, and proud father of 2-year-old Stella, and a child on the way.

Casey was raised in Thompson Falls, where he graduated from Thompson Falls High School. He was a graduate of Roberto Venn School of Luthiery and co-founded Kent Lutherie with his father in 2002.

Casey’s love and gift of music, and his humble and loving heart, touched the lives of many. He will be missed, but his legacy will live through music, laughter, and kind and loving acts toward one another.

The Kent family would like to invite Casey’s friends and family to a life celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at O’Duachain Country Inn, 675 Ferndale Drive, in Bigfork. Please bring your instruments, thoughts, and memories of Casey, and picnic baskets and lawn chairs. We ask that there be no alcohol, out of respect for Casey. Children are welcome. More information is at www.caseykent.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorials be made to the Stella Kents’ Charitable Fund in care of the Freedom Bank, P.O. Box 2076, Columbia Falls, MT 59912.

Arrangements are with Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls.