Kent Mervin Felker Biography

Kent Mervin Felker




Kent Mervin Felker was born to John and Nola Smith Felker on 21 May 1916 in Callaway, Nebraska. The family lived briefly in Pomona, Colorado before moving to Southern California. The 1930 census lists the Felker family as residents of Santa Barbara. Kent Felker attended Santa Barbara State College [now the University of California, Santa Barbara] and he is noted in El-Gaucho, the newspaper for the college, as having created posters and programs for the annual Revue in March 1937.

By 1940, Felker was married to Eleanor Merrifield and he listed his occupation as a display man at the W T Grant Company in Santa Barbara. He enlisted into the U.S. military on 4 January 1944 but served less than one year due to illness. His first child, Mervin Jens Felker, was born on 15 May 1944. In 1956, the Felkers were living in Alhambra, California and his occupation was listed as an engineer.

Kent Mervin Felker died in Orange, California on 3 August 1975.