Clarence Edward "Bud" Kentz
“Bud” Kentz died May 11, 2007, at home in Carbondale. He was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Denver.He joined the U.S. Army and served in the 10th Mountain Division, in the Mountain Infantry, Company L. He was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Purple Heart for his service in World War II. After the war, Bud returned to Colorado and married Eleanor (Elli) Engblom. He formed a building and development company that operated in Boulder and the Roaring Fork Valley in the following years.Bud spent his retirement doing many things that inspired his family and friends. He was a mentor and inspiration to all who came in contact with him, sharing his passion for skiing, bicycling, and hiking adventures with his donkey in Colorado and Utah. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; sons Steven and Jeffery, daughters-in-law Su and Audrey, grandchildren Lichen, Jeremi, Gibb, Mica and Felicia; and great-granddaughter Eleanor Ann. A private ceremony will be held by the family, with later memorials on Mount Sopris and Slickrock in Moab, Utah.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, 133 S. Van Gordon St., Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80228; and to the Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 170, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.Farnum Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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