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La Grande, Oregon
Roy Pennington, 71, of La Grande, died June 26 at his home. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Island City Cemetery.
Roy was born April 21, 1936, the son of Wesley Lawrence and Katie Pennington in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1954. On April 27, 1956, he married Jane Duncan in Elgin. He worked for Boise Cascade until 1959. He was a union carpenter, working for Bechtel Brothers, Gilco and later for Gus Tsiatsos until retiring in 2000.
Roy had a great love of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, mushrooming and gardening. He loved going into the mountains and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Pennington of La Grande; son, Dale and his wife, April, Pennington of La Grande; daughter, Sandy Knudson of Baker City; four grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Roulet of Elgin and Mildred Hayes of Enterprise; sister-in-law, Wanda Pennington of La Grande; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and Lawrence Pennington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lung Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 7th Street, La Grande 97850.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending June 30, 2007 Published: June 30, 2007
Transcribed by Dixie Ricker