Penny Lou was born in Baltimore Maryland on March 15th 1940 to Horace Arthur Davis and Ethel Leone Dieleman. She lived in Baltimore in her early days and was adopted by Wilford and Clella Fluckiger and was later sealed to them in the Idaho Falls Temple. Penny grew up with her brother Duane and her sister Mary Ellen. She had three half siblings, Jeanne Lincoln and Bill and Ed Davis. Her adopted family included Wanda, Marva, Jay Deorr, Eva, Mary Ella, Donna, and JoLinda. Penny spoke highly of her adopted family and of their many vacations they went on and how much fun they had together as a family. Penny loved to help her father tend to their furniture store and help her family in whatever way she could. Penny spoke of all the fun she had in her childhood from playing Red Rover and night games to going hiking up to the Star every day.
Penny met the love of her life, DeLoy Leavitt, when she was in school and they courted for a year before they tied the knot in Wilford & Clellas home in Afton on February 9th 1957. They lived in Rexburg and St. Anthony until called home to Afton to help with their family ranch in Auburn WY. DeLoy worked on their family ranch and the mill, while Penny worked for the Afton hospital for several years.
Penny and DeLoy had four children, DeLoy Brad, Jackie Lynn, Evelyn Ann, and Dawn Lee. Some of the most cherished memories Penny had with her family was up Little Greys River camping and during hunting camp. She loved the outdoors and loved being around their horses.
Penny doted on her grandchildren and great children. Penny always kept in touch with her family and friends and always made sure they knew how much she cared for and loved them. Family was everything to her. Penny passed away on March 22nd in Murray Utah living with her sister Mary Ella. She is now reunited with her husband DeLoy, her two daughters, Jackie Lynn and Dawn Lee, and her eldest grandson Jedidiah.
Penny is survived by her son, Brad Leavitt and her daughter, Evelyn Hillstead. She has 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Funeral viewing and services will be on Saturday April 2nd at the Grover-Auburn LDS church with viewing at 10am and service at 12pm.
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