Kenton Wayne Gonterman left this world on June 1, 2022, with his wife by his side. For those that knew Kenton there was always one word that came to mind, selfless. He was one of the most selfless, kindhearted, loving people you would ever meet. If you knew him, you knew you were seeing true love in action anytime it came to those he loved or something he was passionate about. He rarely said no to anyone and always tried to help everyone he could. Kenton loved the Lord and his actions showed that he truly lived like Jesus loving people and animals alike.
Kenton was born on March 31, 1969, in Purcell, Oklahoma. He spent most of his life in the area where he attended Noble High School.
He met the love of his life on November 4, 1994, in which they began their livestogether in Moore, Oklahoma. When the two met they knew they were meant for each other, even if they tried to deny it. They proclaimed their love before God, friends, and family on November 7, 1998. Their marriage was a beautiful sight and for those thatspent any time with them knew they were meant for each other. Eventually they settled inMcClain County in 2012 to have their dream of a farm and rescue.
Kenton’s love for his wife was bigger than this world. He would do anything for the love of his life including making sure she was happy and taken care of. Their marriage wasn’t perfect, but no marriage is. If there is a bar to be measured, their marriage would be that bar.
His bigger than life personality, heart and love for people spilled over into many children lives who came to know and love him. Many kids referred to him as “Dad”, and many more referred to him as “Pawpaw”. His personality and honesty were something anyone could be drawn to.
Kenton was a man of many trades but those who knew him referred to him as a cowboy. He successfully owned and operated a rescue and sanctuary for all animals with his wife by his side. Theygave riding lessons, trained horses, and Kenton was one of the best farriers around. He loved animals with his whole being and always treated them with dignity, love, and respect. His devotion and
efficiency is something that wasappreciated by his many clients.
Kenton never met a stranger. Those that met him knew they were meeting someone that was more than just an average man. If you had the pleasure of having any talks with him, you knew how he loved his family and could see his loving heart. Kenton’s sudden departure from this world into God’s loving arms has left a gap that will not be filled. The boundless amount of people that were impacted by his kindness and selflessness will be forever impacted by this loss. If you had the honor of knowing him, you were able to experience something that is rare in people.
He is leaving a wonderful legacy behind. Kenton truly loved like Jesus did.
Kenton is survived by his loving wife, Anna, and their many rescue animals.
It's hard to say enough about Kenton, he loved with his whole heart and protected what he loved just as fiercely. You will be missed greatly cowboy!
Kenton was re-baptized in April of this year, which is something beautiful to remember. He was very excited to do this as an adult. One of the memoriesshared was specifically about what Kenton had on. It wasn’t just about the clothes but he had removed his shoes, but left on his socks. When this was brought up it was a humorous moment that would be remembered by those that noticed this man in his t-shirt, shorts and his socks. Kenton was able to see the humor in many things in life including things that involved himself.As memorable as that was to witness, we must remember that now he resides where we as Christians all long to be, heaven with our Father. As we remember Kenton’s life and legacy, we are reminded to continue God’s work that Kenton showed us with his example of love.
God has called you home oh good and faithful servant. Your job here on earth is done. Rest easy. We will continue this fight without you, until we join you in heaven.
Arrangements are being handled by Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services in OKC, OK.
A Celebration of Kenton’s Life is pending at God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard, OK.