Anne Kent Obituary, Death – September 25, 1958 – November 22, 2022 Anne Kent, who was 64 years old, passed away in the comfort of her home in Newport Beach, California, surrounded by her cherished family. In Anne’s later years, she was afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition to her seven siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends, dear colleagues, and patients.
Anne is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert; children Tyler (Andrea), Ryan (Kristin), and Victoria (Joshua) Samuels; grandchildren Hudson, Calvin, Lucas, and Iris Anne; and her children Tyler (Andrea), Ryan (Kristin), and Victoria (Joshua) Samuels. James Murphy and Patricia Murphy, her parents, passed away before she was born. Anne was the eldest daughter of eight children and the oldest child overall when she was born in San Jose.
California, on September 25, 1958. She went to Presentation High School, but in order to fulfill her dream of following in her father’s footsteps as a physician, she also enrolled in advanced science courses at the all-boys high school located across town. Anne first became involved with her future husband, Rob, while they were both students at UCLA. She received her diploma with highest honors in 1980 and then continued on to study medicine at UC Davis, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during her time there.
Anne completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at UC Irvine, where she also held the position of chief resident in her final year there. After completing her residency, Anne went on to establish a successful private practice in Orange County called Doctor’s Office for Women, which specialized in the care of female patients. Anne worked her way up through the ranks at Hoag hospital, eventually becoming president of Pacific Women’s Healthcare Associates after delivering more than 10,000 babies there over the course of her career.
The “Jeffrey M. Carlton Endowed Chair in Women’s Health, in honor of Dr. Anne Kent,” which was established at Hoag hospital, is a testament to her dedication to the field of women’s health. Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), honored her with the Courage Award. Anne cherished her time spent as a doctor, especially with the cherished people she worked with and the patients she cared for at Hoag.
Anne managed to fit skiing trips with Rob into her schedule while she was in medical school in Lake Tahoe. These short weekend trips helped her develop a love for the mountains and for skiing downhill with her family. Anne developed her skills as a hiker by conquering challenging peaks such as Mount Whitney and Mount Rainier. She relished the opportunity to organize elaborate birthday parties and holiday gatherings. Thanksgiving was Anne’s favorite time to get together with her seven siblings and their families. Over the course of more than 30 summers, she looked forward to spending time at Webb Lake in Weld, Maine, with her family and friends.