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Athel J. Pennington 99, of Amarillo died January 16, 2018.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Pastor Jerald Chadwick officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Athel was born in LaLande, N.M. on May 16, 1918. She married Buford Roy Pennington in Clovis N.M. on July 30, 1938. Athel was an employee at Highland Park School and retired in 1980. Both Buford and Athel loved the mountains and spent many summers there. They were camp hosts for several years at the park in Vallecito, Colorado. In recent years she was a frequent walker at Western Plaza.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Buford Roy Pennington, two sons Willie Pennington and L.B. Pennington, a son in law Glen Deal and a grandson Jason Pennington.

Survivors include her sister Mary Mosley of Corona, California, sister Lois Ward of Campbell, California. Two sons Rick Pennington and wife Deana of Murphy, Texas Steve Pennington and wife Sue of Amarillo, daughter Linda Deal of Calhan, Colorado. Daughter in laws Virginia and Rita Pennington both of Amarillo, TX., numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Family suggest memorials go to Central Baptist Church 1601 SW 58th Amarillo, 79110.