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Carolyn J. (Marshall) Pennington

February 3, 1931 ~ October 13, 2018 (age 87)

Carolyn Jeannette Marshall Pennington, 87, passed over Saturday morning October 13, 2018 at Bee Hive Assisted Living in Deming, New Mexico.

Funeral services will be Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 10 o’clock in the morning at Baca’s Funeral Chapel in Silver City with Reverend Cory Payne officiating.  Concluding services and interment will follow at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery.

Carolyn was born February 3, 1931 in Santa Rita, New Mexico, the second child of Kathleen Olive Gibbs Marshall and Miles Noles "Buster" Marshall.  Carolyn married Bige William "Bill" Pennington on December 11, 1948 in Santa Rita.  Carolyn was a pharmacy tech at Fort Bayard Hospital and retired March 1, 1991 after 20 years and 5 month’s of service.  Carolyn and Bill enjoyed their retirement, traveling, bowling, camping, pinon picking and family gatherings.  Carolyn was quite artistic, dabbling in sketching and drawing, but she most enjoyed knitting and crocheting and she gave her beautiful creations to friends, family and sometimes strangers.  Carolyn enjoyed going to Swap Meets and Flea Markets where she offered for sale some of her creations along with Bill's silver and turquoise jewelry and wood work.  They did this for many years until her dementia made it difficult to create the quality she demanded of herself (the perfectionist trait she inherited from her machinist father "Buster")!  Carolyn is survived by her husband of almost 70 years Bill; daughter Billie Carol Payne (David "Shorty") grandson Kory Payne (Sheri), granddaughter Krystal (David McLain), daughter Alice Kathleen Armendariz (Steve) grandsons David Ray Ramey Jr. (Bernadette) and William Miles Ramey. Sister Patricia "Patsy" Bice, 9 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, 1 great-great-great grandchild and several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive Carolyn.  She was preceded in death by her parents "Kat" and "Buster" Marshall and her in-laws Alfred Blackie Pennington and Mary Alice Grimes Pennington; also preceding Carolyn were: Sisters Nancy Ann Lucas, Nola Mae "Noggie" Jameson, Brother Miles Noles "Little Buster" Jr., brothers in-law Grand Ville Earl Pennington,  Russell Charles Pennington, Louis Edward Pennington, and sister in-law Frances Lucille Smith.   

Pallbearer’s will be David Ramey Jr., William Ramey, Crystal Payne, Jason Garcia, Mario Garcia, and Travis Payne.

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