Lawrence Owen Penrod passed away August 16, 2019 in Pocatello, Idaho.
He was born August 14, 1929 in Park City, Utah to Owen K. Penrod and Reva A. Berry. He was the oldest of 6 children. He lived in Park City, Utah, and then later moved with his family to Declo, Idaho. He graduated from Declo High School and went on to attend ISU where he graduated in Diesel Mechanics. He worked on his family farm in Declo and then for the Amalgamated Sugar Company in Paul, Idaho for 36 years.
Lawrence met his sweetheart while traveling with the Declo basketball team to play their rival, Malta. While waiting for the team to leave he shot baskets with the janitor’s daughter, Naldene Carnahan. They were married in the Logan, Utah temple December 14 1962.
Lawrence was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a Stake mission and various other callings faithfully. All his life he didn’t hear well, but would go to church even though he couldn’t hear what was being said.
He is survived by his wife, Naldene of 57 years; brothers Roy (Jerilyn) of Declo, Jerry (Laurie) of Pocatello; and a sister Charlene Koyle of Springdale; his children Nelda (Scott) Davis, Nampa, Laurie Penrod, Pocatello, Pam Miller, Riverton, Utah and Eileen (Travis) Hardy, Heyburn; grandchildren Britni, Courtni, McKinzi, Khegan, Talin, Bayli, Rygil, Michael, Jerica, Colton, Isaac, Katelyn, and Bethany; and great-grandchildren Carter and Owen.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Ray; sister Florence Egbert; daughter Rosemarie; and grandson Ethon Davis.
Funeral services were held Saturday August 24, 2019 at the Heyburn Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 300 South 500 West, with Bishop Bill Conant officiating. Viewing for family and friends was held Friday August 23, 2019 at the Hansen Mortuary, 710 6th St, in Rupert and one hour prior to services. Burial was at the Declo Cemetery.