Elmer Robert Bent, 91 of Bridger, passed away, Friday, October 28, 2011 at St. Vincent Health Care.
A life-long resident of Carbon County, Elmer was born to John Wallace Bent and Edith Ruth Musser Bent on May 8, 1920 in Bowler, MT.
He married Mabel “Betty” Smith in Billings on May 20, 1939. She preceded him in death December 10, 1985.
A WWII Veteran, Elmer ranched, was the Under Sheriff for Carbon County for many years and worked on the county road crew.
He belonged to the Bridger United Methodist Church, was a fifty year member of Golden Eagle Lodge #66, AF & AM and was an avid card player.
Survivors include his daughter Darlene Schwend of Bridger, grandchildren, Wes (Tara) Schwend, Stephanie (Henry) Scarber, Cathy (Kevin) Weimer, Jennifer Curtis, and Robert Bent, great-grandchildren, Stetson, Shaniah, and Seannah Schwend, Jessica & Clifford Scarber, Savvy & Saige Weimer, Lacey Handeland, Bryce & Brooke Curtis and Jacque, James and Jesse Bent, sister-in-law Dena Smith and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and “granddaughters”
Preceding him in death are his parents, wife and sons Robert and Elmer Dean Bent.
Funeral services will be 2pm Tuesday at the Bridger United Methodist Church. Interment with military and masonic honors will be in the Belfry Cemetery.