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Don Louis Bent


February 20, 2020

Don Louis Bent

Don Louis Bent, 75, of Thermopolis, Wyo., formerly of Fairbanks, Alaska, passed away February 17, 2020, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyo. 

Don was born August 14, 1944, in Worland, Wyo., to Bertram and Amy (Cunningham) Bent. He was the best grandpa in the world. He loved to Doll Sheep hunt, fishing in Canada, and trapping in the Hills behind the Chatanika River. He had wonderful experiences mining the Alaskan Outback with many friends. He spent many times in the old trapper cabin by the Chatanika River with his family and dog, Jackie. He enjoyed bear hunting in the spring outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Don spent the majority of his life as a barber. He was very generous in donating his time to those in the hospital and people with special needs by giving them haircuts.

He is survived by his daughter, Lena Bent; grandson, Mason Bond; sister, Ranie; and his ex-wife, Katherine "Kay" Bent.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department, 400 S 14th St, Thermopolis, WY 82443 in Don's memory. 

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