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Myra Penrod, of Bakersfield, CA, was born February 15, 1949, to Una and Myron (Timer) Crystal in American Fork Hospital, UT. She left this world on May 23, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dale, and her sister LeAnn.
She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1967. She earned a two-year degree from Utah Technical College of Provo, Utah, as a dental assistant. She married her high school sweetheart, Verl Penrod and spent 54 years with her best friend and partner.
They were constant companions and built and shared many adventures together. They raised three children, John (Diane), Timer (Tanya) and Sabrina (Matthew). She has seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Her house was always warm and welcoming. She loved people and made friends easily. Any outdoor adventure, from ATV riding, camping, fishing and being with friends were some of her favorite activities. She was a master at untangling fishing lines. Kids and adults alike. She enjoyed tying quilts and giving them to friends, family and those in need. She was an avid cook and homemaker, always trying new recipes and sharing them with lucky friends and family.
She was fearless and met any challenge with equal resolve. She was a keeper of records and family stuff. She worked as a genealogical librarian at the LDS Genealogical library. Her knowledge of people and genealogy helped make family connections that became special memories for her family and friends.
They lived in Utah until 1994 and then moved to Bakersfield, CA, and spent many happy years immersed in community activities, work and play. Myra was an important part of her family. She loved hosting family events and finding new places and adventures for everyone to enjoy. Myra will always be part of our lives. She had a wicked sense of humor filled with family zingers that only she could pull off. In almost every conversation we have, we hear a comment or remark that she would add. A piece of advice or comment to make us laugh. She was caring, kind, loyal, and a great friend. A person you could count on with hands that were always willing to help someone else. She will be missed. Her smile, sense of humor and wisdom will be cherished memories. She constantly reminded us to be in the moment and enjoy what we have because that is how life was meant to be.
Celebration of Myra’s life will be held at the Shafter City Cemetery at 10:00 AM. May 31, 2022 Condolences and flowers can be sent to the Kern River Family Mortuary, 1900 North Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93308. firstname.lastname@example.org
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