Robert Kent Shifflet, 58, born June 11, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away in Rye, Colo. on Sept. 19, 2008, after a six year long 'adventure' as Kent put it. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Delaine Mead Shifflet; sons, Jared (Jacqueline), Aaron (Leticia), Clinton (Sally), and Joel (AnaKacia) Shifflet; daughter, Melanie (Michael) Magee; grandchildren, Adam, Sidney, Seth, Caden, Laila, Camie, Emma, Julia, Chandler and Taylor; parents, Bob and Darlene Shifflet; sisters, Debbie (Bill) Mead and Luanne (Aaron) Hepworth; father-in-law, Hyrum Mead; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his son, Derrick; sister, Karen; and mother-in-law, Opal Mead. Kent was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a two year mission for the church in Oakland, Calif. He also served in numerous church callings and responsibilities, including Bishop of the Rye Ward for five years. Kent was the owner of Shifflet Stucco. The family would like to give special thanks to Kent's best friend, Shaun Gogarty; Dr. Louis Balizet; and his church family. Kent had the gift of finding humor in everything, including his 'adventure.' Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel and at the church from 9 a.m. to service time. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rye, Colo. Interment will follow at Gardner Cemetery in Gardner, Colo. Online condolences,

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  1. Kent. it has taken me all these years to realize that you are really gone! I grew up with you and your family. You, Father and Mother, were the most welcoming people I could have ever known! They always welcomed me onto the house and family no matter what!! I do miss all the family and the great attitude they always had with me. We were always friends regardless of religious beliefs. I tried to keep up with Kent and lost track of the rest of the family. I knew Karen passed early and also Kent. I don’t know about the others. The Shifflet’s always welcomed me into their homes no matter what. What a nice family of people! They didn’t care about who you were and they accepted you as you were! I will always be grateful to Bob and Darlene for accepting me into their home! Rest in Peace!!

  2. I was so sorry to hear about Brother Shifflet’s death. He was my home teacher for several years. I was a child (9 years old) and the only member in my family. Brother Shifflet & Brother Espinosa were my home teachers and missionaries to my mother who was baptized because of their dilligence and love. I will always be grateful for him and his service to me and my family. Love, Dee Holt (DJ Otterstein, my mother’s name is Mara.)

  3. Dear Shifflet family,
    I grew up with Kent in Pueblo, Co. We had fun being boy scouts and many other church activities. Our family was deeply sadden to hear about Kent’s passing. We are thankful for our knowledge about families are forever and where and what Kent is doing on the other side. Your family is in our prayers.

    The Provost family

  4. Dear Friends:
    We were so sad to hear about Kent’s passing. I cannot even imagine how hard this would be, even though we have a testimony of the gospel and know that we will all be together again.

    Our memories of Kent are all fun and bring a smile to your face. I remember when he went through the attic of the chapel and dropped down in the sacrement prep room during Sacrament meeting. What a hoot to hear someone thumping to the floor, it brought a little life to the meeting when you figured out what it was causing the thump.

    We love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Bill & Hazel

  5. Dear Shifflet Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Kent’s passing. Even though Kent was a little older than me and my siblings, I remember his sense of humor and positive attitude. I’ll bet he was dearly loved by his ward when he was the bishop. My heart goes out to you at your time of sadness and loss. May Heavenly Father’s spirit comfort and be with you.

  6. Dear Shifflet Family: We are sorry for your great loss. We love Kent so much and appreciate the humor he shared with so many. We will never, ever forget his talks in church… especially when he told the story of finding “God’s Country… Loaf ‘n Jug” that made the entire congregation laugh. What an awesome man. Everyone – and I do mean everyone, will miss Brother Kent so much, but we know without a doubt that we will see him again. He’ll be waiting for all of us, probably wondering what the heck took us so long? (smile). Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
    Our love, Larry and Cheryl Bowman
    Mesa Ward

  7. Ken’t Family,
    We were shocked tonight when we received Kent’s obituary that Hazel Steed forwarded to us. I wish we had known sooner as we would have been there for the funeral. Kent was very special in our lives. Johnny loved coaching ball when Kent played. He was such a hard worker, and his sense of humor was wonderful. I remember the time I took him, 2 other boys and Georgia to Steamboat to Youth Conference. Kent was a real leader on that trip and we had so much fun. Those boys never gave me a minutes concern. They just kept me laughing and of course they emptied the A&W of Root Beer before the weekend was over. What wonderful memories we have of him. May God be with all of you and comfort you. We know where Kent is as he’s just gone ahead waiting to greet all of us when we leave this earth. Love, Johnny & Laurel

  8. Dearest Delaine and family,
    Today was a hard day for me, as well. Kent was always a very special cousin to me. I spent a lot of time at Uncle Robert and Aunt Darlene’s house when I was young. It was Kent’s job to do whatever he could to pester Karen and I. We always paid him back though.
    When I looked around at the people in the congregation today, I could see how much they loved Kent and that he had brought something special to each person there.
    I will cherish my special memories of my precious cousin. I will think about them and cry and laugh. Even though I didn’t get to see him often, the ties that bind a family are strong and so is the love. I am glad that Kent is my family. Today made me proud of him, that he grew into the wonderful man that he was.
    I love all of you and will keep you in my prayers. Let the Lord comfort you as only He can.

    Love always,
    Cousin Bonnie

  9. Dear Shifflet Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. I was sad to hear of Kent’s passing. The Steed family has such fond memories of our families growing up together even though Kent and Delaine were quite a bit older than us. May the Lord bless you, Robbin

  10. I just wanted to leave my condolences for you, I thoroughly enjoyed taking care of Kent the last several years, and I will miss seeing him. Thank you for letting me share time with him.

  11. We just want the family of Kent to know he will truly be missed. I loved your dad’s sence of humor and his witt. He makes any stranger feel right at home. Any time I have been around him, he always had a joke to tell me or make me laugh. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and each of your families.
    Much love, Rianne and Magic Becker

  12. Please accept our deepest condolences. Kent was a wonderful human being. He never complained when he was here for treatment, he always had a joke for us and never failed in making us laugh. He will be missed greatly by his friends at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Uncle Kent,
    Im going to miss you soo much! You always had everyone laughing and had a great spirit to you! I know we will see you again, but for the time being you will be very missed!
    I love you!

  14. My dearest Uncle Kent,
    I never got the chance to tell you how much I admired and loved you and how much you always gave to everyone. I will always have fond memories of you and how much you made us all laugh and love. My heart goes out to Aunt Delaine and all of my cousins with whom my thoughts and prayers are with. I love you uncle Kent give Derrick a big hug for me!!

  15. Dear Shifflet Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Kent. He was such an awesome guy with the best sense of humor. You are in my prayers.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Kent was such a wonderful person and I love how he could always make me laugh. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Hello Delaine,
    I am so sorry about Kent. It is hard to believe. Take care of yourself and I will be thinking of you during this very difficult time of loss. Pat (Garoutte) Pate

  18. Darlene, I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. You have always been a wonderful woman and I hope you remember who I am, we worked together at SRDA MOW. I will always keep you and your family in my prayers. I can’t imagine your loss, but I know when I lost my mother, it was the most difficult thing I had to endure. So I do Pray for you and your family to make things easier for you and to let you know that God must have needed your son for a reason. You will see him, I promise. With my best regards, Rochelle E. Doran

  19. My Dear Cousin, I just wanted to tell you some things I couldn’t in life. You were one of the inspirations that helped to shape the person I am today. Some of the best times I ever had were the times I spent working with you. It was hot and dirty work but I looked forward to coming to work every day just to hang out with you. Although it’s been thirty five years since we worked I still find my self saying things that you used to say. When I say someting about you to my wife Tracey she’ll say ” that’s LaVicka’s husband right?” Probably the most important thing you ever taught me was that no matter what obstacle stood in the way I had to find a way around it and get the job done. That has helped me more that any other lesson I have ever learned. Thank you for making my life richer. I Love you, Rest well, Casey
    P.S. Sorry for spraying Ether under the bathroom door and holding it shut.

  20. We are deeply sorry to hear Unlce Kent passed away. I know there isn’t much that can be said to ease the pain but we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Michele, Todd and Ryder Myzia

  21. Uncle Kent, I am going to miss you terribly. You always made me laugh and were a wonderful, wonderful man. I love you, and know you have found peace and grace in God’s love forever. And hey, put on your seat belt, will ya? Your loving niece, Dawn

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