Kent Thomas Egelund, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend, passed away on Friday, May 26th, 2023, after an extended illness. He was born on October 4th, 1960, to Thomas Raymond and Karen Hawkins Egelund. He was the first-born son and was welcomed home by his older sister, Sandra, and many extended family members and friends. \nKent's first home was in Granger, Utah, where he was a mischievous boy who used to sneak home during Sunday School. He spent most of his childhood and youth in the tight-knit community of Erda, Utah, where his family grew to include his siblings Marianne, John, Daniel, and Kristin. Living in the country brought him the freedom to roam and culminated his imagination, but it also meant chores. His first job was changing sprinkling pipes in alfalfa fields twice daily, earning 25 cents for each pipe. Kent attended Central Elementary, Tooele Junior High, and Tooele High School. \nWhen Kent was 14 years old, he was in a bull riding accident that left him unconscious for several days, followed by weeks of rehabilitation. He demonstrated the resilience that would be required throughout his life as he faced many challenges with health. \nKent was a proud Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Texas, Wyoming, Turkey, and Oklahoma. \nKent met the love of his life, Julie Nanette Robinson. They were married for time and eternity on September 14th, 1990, in the Salt Lake Temple. They resided in Murray, Tooele, and West Valley City throughout their marriage. Julie was a devoted companion and caretaker and lovingly cared for Kent through his hardships and illnesses. In December 1998, they welcomed their daughter, Emalee Desaree. They became devoted, supportive, and loving parents helping her to pursue her dreams, education, and medical career. Emalee married Nick Simonson in 2020 and gave Kent the coveted "Grandpa" title in 2021 when their son, Walt, was born. \nKent enjoyed camping, spending time with family at Bear Lake, and watching Emalee play softball. He was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served the Lord, his family, friends, and neighbors. Without hesitation, Kent performed acts of service for others - one of his favorite activities (along with mowing the lawn... silly dad). \nKent is survived by his father, Thomas; wife, Julie; daughter Emalee; son-in-law Nick; grandson Walt. Also survived by siblings Rex Quarnberg, Marianne, John (Joellen), Daniel (Huong), and Kristin. Additionally survived by his mother-in-law Ronny Robinson and many extended family members. He is preceded in death by his mother, Karen; stepmother Sherolyn; sister Sandra Quarnberg; father-in-law Wayne; and sister-in-law Jill Robinson. \nA viewing will be held on Friday, June 2nd, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 at the Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home at 1007 W. (10400 S.) South Jordan Parkway in South Jordan, Utah. Graveside services at 3:00 pm with military honors will be held at Elysian Burial Gardens, located at 1075 East 4580 South in Millcreek, Utah, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, follow Kent's example, and serve someone by mowing their lawn.