Pennie Kay Wall passed away peacefully at the age of 78 after a long fight with dementia/Alzheimer’s on January 4, 2021. She was born September 19, 1942 to Darrell and Odetta Gleed. After a brief first marriage, she found true love and happiness in Fred N. Wall. They were married February 14, 1985. Pennie had no natural children, but gained two step children, David and Traci, and three wonderful grandchildren, Traci, Mija, and Micah.
Pennie was born in Logan, Utah while her mother was visiting her grandmother. A few weeks after her birth, her parents took her home to Melrose, Montana. Only a year later, her family moved to Dillon, Montana where Pennie grew as a young child until she was 11 years old. In 1954 her family moved to Smithfield, Utah where Pennie attended Summit Elementary and Smithfield Jr. High. Five years later in 1959, her family moved to Logan, Utah, and Pennie attended and graduated from Logan High School.
After high school, Pennie completed cosmetology school, but realized she didn’t want to make a career of that kind of work. So she left Logan and moved to Salt Lake City to take classes in Key Punch. She lived in a rooming house with several girls and it was there she met her best friend Elaine Sorenson, who a year later became her sister-in-law.
Pennie worked at Hatchco Trucking company in Woods Cross for about 6 months before landing her career with the Utah Department of Transportation where she worked until she retired in July, 1995.
While working for the DoT, Pennie met Fred Wall. They dated for about a year, then called it off. After a year and a half, Pennie and Fred started dating again. This time she realized that Fred was the answer to her prayers, and on Feb. 14, 1985, they were married.
Pennie and Fred lived in Taylorsville, Utah. There they built a wonderful life together. When grandchildren came along, Pennie was larger than life. She loved her grand kids and spoiled them rotten. Pennie remained an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She and Fred were sealed to each other in
August, 2000. They lived in Taylorsville until 2015 when they moved to Eagle Mountain, Utah to make it easier to receive the help and care that they needed.
While Pennie had many hobbies, Pennie spent most of her time doing what she loved, Geneology. Pennie spent countless hours on family history research on many branches of the Gleed Family, the Wall Family, and many others.
In the fall of 2014, Pennie showed signs of dementia and was diagnosed with Severe Geriatric Depression associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Pennie put up a hard fought battle for 6 years before finally returning to her Heavenly Father and reunite with her husband, Fred.
She is survived by her brother Virgil (Rhonda) Gleed, children David (Patti) Wall, Traci (Daryl) Bateman, grandchildren Traci, Mija, and Micah. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Fred, brother Doug, and parents Darrell and Odetta.
We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Bushnell and all his staff at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric ECT Clinic, for the kind loving care, friendship, and help they provided Pennie.
Funeral services for Pennie will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT 84123. A viewing will be held for all that knew Pennie and family from 6-8 pm Jan. 11, and 12-2 pm at the same location. Interment to follow.
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