Leta Jean Pennington passed too soon from our loving grasp September 14, 2012.
She was born September 2, 1952 at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas and was a 1970 graduate of Mooreland HS in Oklahoma. She moved to Denton in 1972 where she met and married “her rock and her life”, Fred, in 1974. She retired from UNT Admissions Department in 2006 where she ushered many freshman through the confusion of enrollment for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Jean Davis and one very short year ago, her husband, Freddie Gene Pennington. She is survived by her brother, Thomas “Buddy” Davis and wife Melissa, her sister, Rebecca Price and husband, Red, mother-in-law Tessie Pennington, her sister-in-law, Imogene Grotte Pennington, her sister-in-law, Patsy Pennington Cave and husband James and her very special sister of the heart and best friend, Rita Frost and husband Bill. She is especially missed by her feline fur-baby, Whitey, affectionately known as ”Psycho-kitty”.
She had 10 nieces and nephews along with many great-nieces and nephews who could always count on their Aunt Leta to remember birthdays and the special events of their lives either by presents or parties. Her passing creates a great gap in their lives but leaves in place such sweet memories.
Her remaining aunts, uncles, cousins and friends have shown an abundance of concern during her sudden and devastating illness. Her family is extremely grateful for the care and unconditional support shown by family, friends and especially the staff of The Atrium and Odyssey Hospice.
The family invites you to visit and share memories, Monday September 17, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors.
Services will be held Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors with interment following at Little Elm Cemetery.