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Obituary: JoAnn Pennington Warner

"Sweet Jodie"

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother returned to her Heavenly Home after leaving her family and friends with a wonderful example of what a positive, kind, caring attitude can achieve. One of Heaven's angels, Sweet Jodie, passed away at home, Wednesday, October 27, 2004, after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Her loving husband and family surrounded her.

Jodie was born February 28, 1933, in Springville, the daughter of Henry "Harry" and Melba Bate Pennington. She graduated from Springville High School where she was an Springville High School Cheerleader. She married Ronald Lynn Warner, August 30, 1951. Their first home was in San Diego, California, where Ron was stationed in the Navy. They returned there on their 50th wedding anniversary to be sealed for time and eternity in the San Diego Temple.

She and Ron loved to travel, and especially enjoyed following their grandkids from one baseball park to another or one dance recital after another. They traveled the Mormon Trail often and enjoyed taking family members with them. Lake Powell was one of her favorite destinations. They went down there on their houseboat with Ron's brother Ray and his wife Myrl as often as they could. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or promotion, even in the last days; she was worried about getting birthday cards to people. She always thought of others first and herself last. When she was diagnosed with cancer, her first words were "I don't have time to die" and with that attitude she defied the doctors and fought for 10 more years to be with her family.

She is survived by her loyal husband, Ron, four children, Michael (LuAnn) Warner, Springville; Pat (Micheli) Warner, Mapleton; Julie Trotter, Orem; and Keri (Corey) Allen, Mapleton; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Venice Beals, Springville and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors that are all better for knowing her. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Enid


The children would like to thank their dad for his example of selfless love, care and devotion.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpview 5th Ward, 865 W. 1000 N., Orem. Family and friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 N., Orem, and prior to the services on Mon., at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

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