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Elmer Robert Bent

Elmer Robert Bent, 91, of Bridger, who had been undersheriff of Carbon County, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St. Vincent Healthcare.

A lifelong resident of Carbon County, he was born to John Wallace Bent and Edith Ruth Musser Bent on May 8, 1920, in Bowler.

He married Mabel “Betty” Smith in Billings on May 20, 1939. She died Dec. 10, 1985.

A World War II veteran, Mr. Bent ranched, was the undersheriff for Carbon County for many years and worked on the county road crew.

He belonged to the Bridger United Methodist Church, was a 50-year member of Golden Eagle Lodge 66, AF & AM, and was an avid card player.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Schwend of Bridger; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were Nov. 1 at Bridger United Methodist Church. Interment with military and Masonic honors was in the Belfry Cemetery. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary had charge of arrangements.


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