On Sunday, June 30, 2019, Shirley P. Penrod, beloved mother, sister, friend to all – whether a stranger or not, peacefully passed away after a valiant battle with lung cancer.
Shirley was born on February 14, 1945 to parents Robert and Mildred Petersen in Logan, Utah. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in many callings; Primary President, Stake Primary Presidency, Relief Society President, a Primary Teacher (her favorite) and others.
Her life mission was to be a mother to all and this was the greatest joy of her life. She was not only a mother to her own children but she was known as the “neighborhood mom”. She was a light and a beacon to all of us. People were drawn to her and loved her. She was kind to all and never judged anyone. She was always concerned for her family and those who lived around her. She had a sassy sense of humor and loved to laugh and make jokes.
She was a talented seamstress; first sewing clothing for her family, then sewing dance dresses and costumes for the community. Later she used her skills to create beautiful quilts; this was her favorite pastime. She also loved reading and gardening.
Mom was a patient teacher, and she taught us many things. She was happiest when surrounded by children. Her heart was pure and without guile. Her faith in Christ helped her through all of the trials and challenges she faced.
She is preceded in death by her son, Troy D. Penrod. She is survived by her children, Michele Larsen (Shawn), Celeste Goff, Darren Penrod (Brian) and Chad Penrod; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other family members.
Funeral services will be held July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Harrisville 1st Ward Chapel, 435 W Harrisville Road, Ogden, Utah A Viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the funeral at the church. Interment, Ogden City Cemetery, 1875 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah.