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Marion Francis Pennington

December 11, 1938 June 15, 2015
Marion Francis Pennington
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Marion Francis Pennington of La Junta, Colorado entered into rest in his home, June 15, 2015. He was born December 11, 1938 in Manzanola, Colorado to Gipson and Malfa Mae Pennington. Marion was 76 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Lois Ruth Pennington. Children; Philip (Marie) Pennington of Aurora, Colorado, Sherry (Steven) Shearer, of Thornton, Colorado, Greg (Shelly) Pennington of Parker, Colorado, Loretta (Don) Millemon of Fairplay, Colorado, 12 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren. Brothers, Don (Janice) Pennington of Bayfield Colorado, Dean (Mayrene) Pennington of Rocky Ford, Colorado. Sisters, Bonnie (Verlin) Hopkins of Swink, Colorado, Doris Mills of Rocky Ford, Colorado, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marion was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Marion was a happy person who enjoyed telling stories and making people laugh. Spending time with his family, and especially with the children was always very special to him. He loved the great outdoors, hunting and fishing. His other interests were studying Indian artifacts and their traditions. Marion retired from the Buena Vista Correctional Facility after twenty eight and a half years of service where he was an officer . A memorial service will be held at the In lieu of flowers the family would suggest a special tribute of planting a tree in his memory.

Service:

11:00 A.M. Saturday June, 20,

1st Church of the Nazarene in La Junta, Colorado.

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