Lucy Nan Kent

Lucy Nan Kent

Lucy Nan Kent

Lucy Nan Kent, longtime resident of Freeland, Washington, died peacefully on November 3, 2016.

Lucy Nan Kent, known to friends as “Nan,” was born October 19, 1927 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington, to Daniel Webster and Chrystel Guenther Kent. She was the middle of three children. Her father was a career U.S. Army Officer and the family lived in Michigan, Indiana, Kansas and Panama, before returning to Washington state. She graduated from Olympia High School in 1946, and went on to study at Radcliffe College, transferred to the University of Washington where she received a Bachelor’s degree in English. Later, she attended the Dietz Business College in Olympia which began her life-long profession as bookkeeper.

Nan toured Europe by bicycle as a college student and continued her love of travel as an adult, visiting friends and family throughout Europe and attending the Passion Plays in Oberammergau, Germany five times over her lifetime.

After a successful career in Seattle, she moved to Whidbey Island in 1973, where she worked alongside her cousin, Luise Ziegler, at Das Lamm Bakery and Tea Room, in Freeland. Nan was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She loved opera, playing bridge, tending her roses, sewing and needlework, and caring for her beloved miniature dachshunds.

She is survived by her brother, Graham Guenther Kent, sister, Chrystel Kent Cornew, nephews and nieces.

Nieces Susan Von Lossow, Rebecca Murlless and Deborah Blake would like to extend their gratitude to those who provided care and compassion for our Aunt Nan through her final days.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 1:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, on 18341 WA-525, Freeland, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Senior Services of Whidbey Island (islandseniors.org), Old Dog Haven (olddoghaven.org), or WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care, through the WhidbeyHealth Foundation (whidbeyhealth.org/giving)