Kent W. Boam
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Kent W. Boam, on April 7, 2022, at age 75. He lived a very full and rich life. He enjoyed his early youth with his younger brother and parents growing up in Utah and later transferring to Sparks, Nevada. Kent participated in his early teenage years as a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He went on further in scouting and also received his Order of The Arrow designation.
Kent played competitive sports where he excelled and was able to letter in three different sports during his High School years. Kent participated in The American Legion Boys State Program after his junior year of High School and was selected as one of only two boys to represent the State of Nevada at Boys Nation in Washington D.C.1964. To this day Kent enjoyed a lifelong friendship with many of his old classmates whom still reside in Sparks, NV. His family was transferred again his senior year and he graduated from Palo Verde High School in Tucson, AZ, in 1965.
Kent enlisted in the US Air Force in 1966 and served honorably during a tumultuous time in our country’s history. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he received many accommodations and awards. He served in the US Air Force for 20 years and was honorably discharged aspiring to the rank of TSGT in 1986. He was a lifelong member of the Vietnam Veterans Association. Kent returned to school where he obtained a B.S. Degree in Business Management from Northwestern State University in 1980 and subsequently went on and received additional training and an M.S.S. Degree in Human Resource Administration from Utah State University in 1986.
He returned to Utah in 1981 to live and raise his young family. Kent loved sports and taught his girls how to play competitive fast pitch softball. He also coached their teams for many years in competitions held all over the Western US. Their summer family vacations growing up were mainly traveling to various competition softball sports tournaments. Kent was a huge fan of the “Runnin Utah Utes”, some would call him their #1 Fan”. He supported the athletics programs throughout his life right up until his untimely passing. Kent was a phenomenal fundraiser for several local charities in Davis County and raised thousands of dollars over the years to assist them in their mission to help those less fortunate.
Kent is survived by his dear wife, Terri Boam; his brother and friend, Greg (Mo) Boam. Kent is the proud father of sons, Jason and Matthew; and three beautiful daughters, Christine (Kirk) Foulger, Denise (Brian) McKinstry, and Michelle (Mark) Clanton. Kent was lovingly known as “PawPaw” to all his grandkids and great-grandkids. They loved their free lunches on PawPawss dime as often as occasions permitted. Kent was preceded in death by his loving parents, Donald and Charlene Boam.
Kent’s wife and children will be holding a “Celebration of Life” on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at “The Kaysville Space”, 16 South Main Street, Kaysville, Utah. All friends and relatives are welcome to come, share stories enjoy some food, drinks and reminisce about a life well lived.
Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
We love you Kent, you will be greatly missed, until we meet again!