Penni was an Air Force brat and loved every minute of it. She always said it was the best education a kid could get. Penni earned her BS from Oklahoma State and was a lifelong Cowboys fan, even though she later received an M.Ed from OU. She loved being a teacher. She taught with DoDDS which afforded her the opportunity to again travel the world, teaching English and counseling in schools in Newfoundland, Okinawa, Iceland, Holland and England.
She was independent and smart, and happily lived the life she chose. Of all her hobbies, she most liked playing bridge – although watching football was a close second.
She impacted the lives of everyone she knew, from her family and many friends, to her wonderful neighbors, and to her many colleagues and students over a 45-year teaching career.