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Owner & Funeral Director
Drew Kent, Owner and Funeral Director, was born and raised in Rock Springs, WY. He attended Mesa Community College of Mortuary Science where he graduated with Honors, Mu Sigma Alpha in 2008. He is an active member of the local Elks 214, an avid outdoorsman, bowler, and founder of the Great Falls Disc Golf Association. Drew and his wife Maggie welcomed a son, Liam, into the world in August of 2012 and second son, Max, in August of 2015.
Owner & Administrator
Maggie (Miller) Kent, Owner and Administrator, was born in Missoula, Montana. Although most of her childhood was spent in Hawaii and Idaho, her heart always remained in the Big Sky. She and her family moved back to Missoula in her late teens where she graduated from Sentinel High School. She came to Great Falls when her father passed away in 2010 and she has been here ever since. Losing the patriarch of her family taught her the importance of healthy grieving and family bonds. Maggie's love for the outdoors inspires her creativity in art, poetry and sports.
Dennis Croxford was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. He attended Brigham Young University before earning a degree from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Dennis served his country in the Air National Guard, serving just over four years in the early 1960's. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a two year mission in Australia in 1964.
In 1970 he returned to Montana to work in the Croxford Funeral Home founded by his father, Lloyd Croxford. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Montana Funeral Directors Association.
Dennis and his wife, Moyne, share 11 children and 27 grandchildren. Dennis is an active member the Great Falls Lions Club, and supports the Great Falls community in various organizations.
Tom was born and grew up in Syracuse, NY, where he graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in 2010. He served his internship in Fredericksburg, VA before moving to Great Falls in 2012. He is proud to serve this community for the last six years and looks forward to doing so for many more to come.
Tom enjoys hiking the magnificent mountains and trails around Montana, spending time with his family, practicing meditation, and learning all that he can about the great state of Montana. Tom is also a Syracuse Basketball fanatic.
Tom is a member of the Faith Center.
Bette was born in Seattle, Washington. She moved to Spokane at an early age, and attended schools in the Spokane area. She moved with her parents to Swan Lake, MT in 1973 and remained a Montanan until she moved to Coeur d'Alene, ID in 2012. She returned to Great Falls in February of 2015 to work alongside her daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Drew Kent. She finds comfort in helping those members of our community who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Bette is dedicated to her family which includes four children, eleven grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and her mother-in-law.
Joe was born and raised in the deep south of Memphis, TN but has spent the latter 20 years as a resident of Des Moines, Iowa. Joe began his education in graphics design and marketing; but after having personal experiences losing loved ones, he answered an internal call, changing his major to Mortuary Science. Joe began his career in funeral service working for Hamilton Funeral Home in Des Moines. He completed his degree in 2014.
Just prior to graduation, Joe moved to Great Falls taking a position with Croxford Funeral Home as a funeral assistant while finishing college and preparing to begin his internship. In October of 2015, Joe received his official license as a Montana Funeral Director. Although he comes to us as a 1st generation director, his southern hospitality and devotion to his Christian faith, combined with his genuine concern for people conveys to all that he is truly compassionate and holds himself to a much higher standard. A proud member of Set Free Ministry, Joe enjoys supporting his community and is always looking for new avenues to get connected and serve.
Outside of work, Joe has an enthusiastic appeal to the outdoors. He says that hiking here in Montana is quite different than hiking in Iowa so he has a lot to learn about the different environments; but is looking forward to exploring every inch of this beautiful state. Some of his other interests and hobbies include cooking, "do-it-yourself" projects, art, health and fitness. Joe also has a soft side for dogs. “Ability is what your capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz.
Joe notes, “your life is a message to the world; why not make it inspiring.”
Harper and Ezmae
Hello, I am Harper. I am the lab on the left with a disc, which is my favorite thing in the world. I have been a comfort dog at Croxford’s since 2014. I just recently retired but I stop by from time to time to say Hi and see if anyone wants some love.
Hi there! I am Ezmae, I am the lab on the right. I too love the disc and have my very own; I have been a comfort dog at Croxford's since I was a puppy in January of 2018. I love to greet everyone at the door and give them some love and attention.
"In Loving Memory"
Business Marketing Consultant
Moyne was born in Des Moines, Iowa and came to Great Falls in 1969. She became extremely active in the Great Falls community by organizing the Dental Wives Auxiliary, teaching etiquette classes and arranging fashion shows.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is where Moyne found her true calling. She converted to the religion and adopted the way of life in 1966. She has since held many positions within the church including, but not limited to, Ward Primary and Relief Society President and Teacher, Stake Nursery Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Choreographer for Church musicals, Stake Historian and Nutrition/Aerobics Instructor. In addition to her community involvement, Moyne is also a mother and grandmother.
Before she became the Marketing Director, interior designer, and historian for the funeral home, Moyne worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Pellet and Dr. DeLong and also in retail at Diana Hughes and The Petite Shop. She was a member of Ad Club, a past President of the Symphony Guild, and a freelance writer/poet.