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Obituary: Elizabeth Adams Penberthy

Elizabeth Adams Penberthy 3/28/1918 ~ 9/2/2005 Elizabeth Adams Penberthy, age 87, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, September 2, 2005, surrounded by her loving son and daughter-in-law in Peoria, Arizona. Born March 28, 1918, in Riverside, Utah, to John Quincy Adams and Thurza Amelia Tingey. As a member of an old pioneer family, she lived nearly all of her life in Centerville, Utah. She was raised in Samoa and Hawaii; she graduated from Davis High School, and attended L.D.S. Business College in Salt Lake City. Beth (as she was more commonly known) joined the WAACC (later the Women's Army Corps) in 1942. She married William S. Penberthy in 1945 (later divorced). Beth attended the University of Utah where she graduated in 1954 with a degree in education. She taught first grade and kindergarten in Farmington and Kaysville, Utah, for 23 years. She is known as a gifted and inspired teacher who helped set hundreds of students on an educational journey. She is survived by her son, William Adams; two grandsons, Abraham Quincy and Brigham Joshua; and one great-grandson, Aidan William Penberthy all of Peoria, Arizona. On Wednesday, September 6, the funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Centerville First Ward chapel (160 South 300 East in Centerville). Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. at the Centerville First Ward prior to the funeral service. Interment will take place at the Centerville City Cemetery under the direction of Russon Brothers Mortuary.