TORRINGTON – Mass of Christian burial for Kent Aaron Becker, 55, will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
Kent died June 26, 2019, at Community Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Memorials can be given to St. Rose Catholic Church, St. Joseph Children’s Home or Sacred Heart Church in Lyman, Neb. A Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the church.
Visitation will be Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. The casket will be open at the rosary. Arrangements are by Colyer Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Kent was born October 20, 1963, in Omaha, Neb. to Alois and Jan (Russell) Becker. He grew up in Millard, Neb. and graduated from Millard South High School in 1982.
He continued his education at Eastern Wyoming College where he earned a certificate in refrigeration and air conditioning. There he met and eventually married the love of his life, Barbara Goyen on June 6, 1987, in Casper, Wyo.
Following college, he worked for Action Refrigeration in Cheyenne, Wyo. He later moved back to the Omaha area and worked at the Hegge Horse Farm.
Following his wedding, he returned to Cheyenne with his bride and was employed at United Medical Center in the Maintenance Department. In 1994, the couple moved to Torrington where Kent was employed at Goshen Irrigation District for several years.
After a short stint at the Union Pacific Rail yard in Morrill, Neb., he began working for the State of Wyoming Water Office as a hydrographer – first in Casper, and then in Torrington.
Throughout their entire marriage Kent and Barb worked hard to gradually build up their agricultural enterprise. They ranged from Cheyenne to Lyman, to Torrington and raising anything from chickens and pigs, to cows and sheep, and were also engaged in farming, having planted crops ranging from corn, wheat, beans, alfalfa and grass hay.
Kent had many hobbies that included hunting, fishing and having a good time with friends and family. Blessed with a great sense humor, he was always great fun to be around.
While Kent was in high school he participated in football and continued his love of sports by coaching junior football and basketball, and also watching his two sons compete during their adolescence.
He was an active member of the Southeast Booster Club, was a statistician for the football team, ran the chains at football games, and helped ump Little League baseball. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Goshen County Predator Board.
Kent is survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara; sons, David and Timothy; mother, Jan Becker; brother Kevin (Kay) Becker of Weatherford, Texas; sisters, Kim (Calvin) Mueller and Karen (Ward) Putnam of Omaha, Neb.; along with numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alois and brother, Kurtis Becker.