Obituary: Jacob Allen Kenton |

Obituary: Jacob Allen Kenton

Jacob Allen Kenton was born July 26, 2005, in Carson City. He was attending Mark Twain’s pre-kindergarten class. Jacob had a thirst for adventure and a smile that lit up any room he was in, and eyes to melt your heart. He was his mommy’s little boy.

There will be a viewing at 2-4 p.m. Friday at Waltons Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Church, 3579 Hwy 50 E., Suite 209. Donations for the family can be deposited in the Jacob Allen Kenton Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, which will go towards the cost of the funeral.

He is survived by his parents Amy Rose Cote and Jack Robert Kenton; his grandparents Elizabeth Ann Cote and David Alan Cote; his great-grandparents Armond Joseph Cote and Claire Cote; his aunts Jennifer Claire Cote, Michelle Lynn Cote and Renee Elizabeth Cote; uncles Brad Edward Crampton and Paul Edward Timm; cousins Justin David Timm and Sophia Fatima Hassan; and his “girlfriend” Brookelyn Lucille McGee.

Jacob Allen Kenton was granted his angel wings on January 29, 2010, following a short, unexplained illness. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Jacob had touched in some small way throughout his very memorable short life.

Jacob’s life would seem too short to many, but for those who were touched by him, we understood that the quality of existence far exceeds quantity of time in which you live it. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him, his life and thirst for adventure was inspiring, as were his voice and thoughts.

With Jacob’s passing we remind others that each life is one to be celebrated, and although he will be missed every day, he will always remain forever in our hearts. Through his outpouring of life, we are able to create wonderful memories and it has been Amy’s privilege to be his mommy.