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Donna Mae Pennington

Donna Mae Pennington, 81, Phoenix, Arizona, departed our world and joined the angels in heaven on September 25th, 2021.

Donna Mae Pennington was born a twin on 11-28-1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. She started working at the age of 14 and worked until she was 79. For most of her life, she was your local waitress and enjoyed serving her community with a smile. She moved to Arizona in the mid-1960s and spent the rest of her life here in Arizona. Everyone who met her loved the lady whose eyes sparkled with love and joy especially on holidays. She enjoyed cooking for her family, friends, and neighbors. Her joyful personality was contagious. She loved crafts and beading ornaments, bracelets, and necklaces. She loved her family and spent the last 30 years living with her twin sister.

Donna Mae Pennington is survived by her twin sister Dianna Lear, her sister Linda Calvey, her brother Billy Joe Darenzo, Her 3 children, Danny Wayne Pennington, his wife, Rosanne, Lance William  Pennington, Laura Holly Pennington, her husband Doug Floyd, her 3 Grandchildren, Charlee Don Pennington, Skylar C. R. Pennington, Jerry Dean Brown Jr and her 4 Great Grandchildren, Angelina, Julian, Ezra and Briana.

Donna will be dearly missed by all.


  • Holly Pennington Posted September 28, 2021 4:28 PM

    Mom we love and miss you so much.

  • Oley R Pennington Posted September 28, 2021 4:40 PM

    We all will miss you Donna you are always part of our family We love you dearly

  • Charlee Don Posted September 28, 2021 5:02 PM

    Grandma you will forever be missed. We will continue to sing your favorite songs and watch videos of your beautiful self. I will never forget your laugh or how much you were always there for me and my children. Love you with all my heart and I know you’ll forever be watching over me, Junior, Angelina, Julian and Briana.

  • Linda Calvey,Sister Posted September 28, 2021 5:22 PM

    Donna. I love you so much, over the years we shared secrets and enjoyed many adventures together during our short lives .I miss you I will love you Forever Kisses & Hugs ❤️

  • William J Darenzo Posted September 28, 2021 5:27 PM

    Big sis I will love you always and miss you forever.

  • Donna Calvey Posted September 29, 2021 5:11 AM

    Deepest Sympathies ❤️

  • Jerry Dean Brown Jr. Posted October 1, 2021 2:32 AM

    Grandma, you helped teach me right from wrong and were a very large part of what made me the man I am today. Selflessly helping my mother raise us and always being there for us growing up. You will be sorely missed and we all know you’re in a better place!

  • Theresa Everett Posted October 10, 2021 2:53 PM

    My deepest condolences to the family. My parents Don and Eleanor Johnstone always loved visiting with Donna when she worked at cocos.

    • Holly Pennington Posted October 20, 2021 10:35 AM

      Thank you Theresa, She would love to know how her customers remembered her.

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