Penny S. Gaffney, 70, of Bozeman passed away peacefully at her residence while surrounded by family, on Aug. 1, 2015.
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Penny was born Aug. 5, 1945, in Livingston, Montana, to Merlin and Lorraine (Scott) Olsen. She was raised in Livingston and attended Park High School. Penny moved to Bozeman in 1960 and married her former spouse Paul Gaffney, where they raised four children.
Penny had a career spanning more than 45-years in the food services industry and management, including 25-years of service with the Holiday Inn Hotel of Bozeman. Through her work, she formed lasting relationships with coworkers and customers.
Penny was a kind and generous person with a heart of gold. She had a very open, outgoing, and friendly personality. Penny enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends, as well as maintaining friendships as far back as high school. She was a best friend to many and always remembered a friend's birthday. Penny also enjoyed cooking and hosting gatherings for family and friends. She enjoyed her retirement years traveling and visiting friends as well as spending time with her loving grandson Cooper, who brought her great joy.
Penny is preceded by her parents, sister Linda Martinez (Olsen), and eldest daughter Stacey Gaffney. She is lovingly remembered and survived by her other three children: Carrie Gaffney (Jeff Johnson), Pamela Gaffney, and Thomas Gaffney. Penny is survived by her sister: Murtle (Jim) Criger in Alberta, Canada, her brother: Robert (Saundra) Olsen in Helena, Montana, her grandson Cooper Johnson, and many nieces and nephews as well as many friends.
Condolences to the family may be offered at a celebration of life event that will be held at the Holiday Inn, on 7th North and I-90 exit, located in Bozeman, Montana, on Aug. 5, 2015, between 3-6 p.m. The family extends their sincere appreciation for the love and kindness that all have shown to Penny over the years.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2015