Nancy Jane Kent, 84, passed away peacefully in her home in St. George, Utah due to complications from Alzheimer's. She was born Nancy Jane Layton in Layton, Utah on January 29, 1939, the youngest and last survivor of a family of six children born to James Archie Layton and Opal Hertzog.
Nancy was truly a special human being and will be missed by so many people she touched in her life. She was born with amazing psychic powers; mystical and clairvoyant. She had a spiritual soul and, as an ordained minister of the United Universal Church, officiated at the marriage ceremonies of many loving couples.
She also administered comfort and compassion to many in distress. She was always a creative woman, whether assisting her husband David in interior design, planting a beautiful garden, or coordinating her own clothing and accessories. She loved wearing jewelry and, even in her final months, was happiest when adorned with multiple rings, bracelets, hats, and necklaces.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 24 years, David Reinitz, and sons George Kent, Mitchell Flickinger, and Mike Flickinger. She was pre-deceased by her son, Martin Flickinger.
She was blessed with ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
It was her wish that she be cremated and her ashes be scattered to the four winds. No public memorial services will be held. Her final wish was to share the following poem for all who mourn her passing:
“Do not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circle flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I did not die.”