|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1928|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2004|
George (Red) Pennington, 76, of Bloomfield passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004, in Provo, Utah.
Red was born Jan. 22, 1928, in London, Ky., to George Sr. and Susan Sparks. The youngest of 10 children, Red and his family moved to Silver City in 1930 where he attended school. Red served his country in the Coast Guard from 1944 to 1946 as a radioman stationed in Hawaii.
Upon his return to New Mexico, he opened his first grocery store and married his sweetheart, Barbara Blackman. They raised two children together, Ted and Sherry. Ted preceded Red in death by eight days.
Red and Barbara moved to Arizona four years ago and then moved to Highland, Utah, where he passed away. Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara; daughter, Sherry and her husband, Buddy; daughter-in-law, Debbi; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (and two more on the way).
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2004, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 902 W. Blanco in Bloomfield. Graveside services will follow at Bloomfield Cemetery.
George Washington Pennington (1885 - 1964)
Susan Surria Sparks Pennington (1883 - 1958)
Teddy Grant Pennington (1948 - 2004)*
Marion Francis Pennington (1909 - 1938)*
Herman W. Pennington (1913 - 1984)*
Georgia Marie Pennington Johnson (1915 - 2008)*
Charles F. Pennington (1917 - 1969)*
George "Red" Pennington (1928 - 2004)
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: Victoria Taylor-True
Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Apr 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8672576
Added: Aug. 16, 2011
In 1956, Red moved his family to Farmington where he continued his work in the grocery business. He opened a grocery store on Ute Street and named the store “Boys Thrifty Market.” A few years later, in 1960, he opened “Farmer’s Market” in Bloomfield. In e...(Read more)|
Kenneth D. Bogard
Added: Apr. 24, 2004