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Penny Christensen Obituary

Penny Christensen, 62, of Shelley, passed away June 9, 2018, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 29, 1955, in Price, Utah, to Thomas Rodney and Annabelle Atwood Holdaway.

Penny received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University. She taught school in St. Anthony for 12 years. She was a developmental specialist at Developmental Workshop, where she loved working with handicapped adults.

She married Dennis Christensen on June 7, 2002, in St. Anthony.

She was a member of the Snake River Offroaders Jeep Club.

Penny was a mother of four boys, stepmother of two boys and two girls and had 22 grandchildren.

She loved the outdoors and spending time with her husband and friends. She loved her family and would do anything for them. She was so easy to love.

Penny suffered a blood clot that came out of her aorta Nov. 8, 2017, that went into her kidney, right femoral artery and into all of her digestive system, which was very painful. She spent most of the next seven months in the hospital battling complications with her digestive system that finally failed.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, of Shelley; sons: Daniel Bowen and Brent (Lauren) Bowen, of California; Matthew (Emma) Bowen, of Salem, Idaho; and Jacob Bowen, of California; stepchildren: Lacie (Josh) Price, of Pennsylvania; Jory (Kim) Christensen, of Rigby; Coby (Kelley) Christensen, of Iona; and Destiny (Jackson) Hampton, of Shelley; mother, Annabelle Cox, of Price; siblings: Thomas (Loyette) Holdaway, of Huntington, Utah; Anna Lee (Ray) Sorenson, of Price; Rodney William (Janine) Holdaway, of Ogden, Utah; and Tim (Richele) Holdaway; and 22 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Shelley Stake Center, 325 E. Locust St. The family will meet with friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St., in Shelley, and Saturday 12:30-1:40 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register from June 14 to June 15, 2018
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