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Obituary for Karen "Smoky" Pentz

Karen "Smoky" Pentz
Article Date: 
13 September, 2010 - 22:48

Karen "Smoky" Pentz died September 13, 2010, due to complications
following a long battle with Dementia,

She was born Febuary 17, 1948, in Norfolk, NB, to Harold K and
Margaret B Hoien.  She was the second of four children.

She grew up in Aurora CO, working at her father's towing company and
gas station. She lived in Aurora until she married Wendell I Pentz on
July 27, 1969 in Elko NV.  They were blessed with two children.  Later
they divorced but remained good friends.  She lived for a long time in
Torrington Wy where she lived happily and made many friends.

In 1997 she moved back to Utah and was diagnosed with dementia and had
a stroke.
She moved to Aspen Care Center in 2000 and spent the remainder of her
years there..
She loved to sing and dance and was known for her contagious smile and wit.

We would like to Thank the staff at Aspen Care Center for all of their
love and compassion through the years.  They treated her with dignity
and respect.  We
appreciate them for all that they do.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both brothers, her sister
and her grandson, Cason.

She is leaving behind her son, Justin (Trina) Pentz, daughter, Amanda
(Carl) Campbell, ex husband, Wendell (Debbie) Pentz, five
grandchildren, Taylor, Nocona, Wyatt, Aubrey, Coby, and many good

A viewing will be held Friday, September, 17, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m.
and Saturday, September 18, from 10 to 11a.m. at Walker Mortuary in
Morgan, with a graveside service at Milton Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

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