Kent Stewart Barber passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Grass Valley surrounded with love by his adoring family. He was born on June 4, 1940, in Seattle, Washington to parents Jim and Nancy Barber and attended the University of Washington where he was a member of the student government and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduating from college, he spent time in the Coast Guard, and later took a year out to hitchhike through Europe. In 1964, he started Barber Properties, in Los Altos, CA and was very active in the community as President of the Board of Realtors and President of the Chamber of Commerce. Kent married the love of his life, Caroline (King) Barber and together they had two children, Sarah and Jamie. In 1983, Kent and Caroline moved their family to the Sierra Foothills.