William Thomas Penn

October 3, 1922 - November 23, 2011
William Thomas Penn

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William Thomas Penn, 89 of Saluda, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6:10am at The Elizabeth House.

Born in Fullerton, Maryland, Bill lived a contented and joyful life and departed this world in the hollow of Godís hand. He polished his memories as a World War II pilot that taught young men to fly. Later he started a business in Franktown, Colorado raising roses for wholesale: the joy of his life and the beauty he never tired talking about. He will be greatly missed by friends and family

He is survived by his wife Joann Tallman Penn; a sister Sarah Margaret Penn; his children Josephine Penn, William Thomas Penn, Jr. and Kenneth Eugene Penn; grandchildren Ashley, Rosie, Narayani and Summer Penn, Veronica, Ben, Ian, Shyla and Oliva Penn, and John, Michael and Jennifer Bower; great-grandchildren Paige and Ethan Bowers, Gillian, Ronan and Tieran Gannon, Issac Penn and Clarity Hawks; four step-children Tina Tallman, Craig Tallman, Mark Tallman and Keith Tallman; and step-grandchildren Dakota Edmonds, Elijah Tallman, Isabella Tallman, Luke Tallman and Hannah Tallman.

Services will be held in Colorado.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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  • November 28, 2011
    Vanessa Capps says:
    Joann, We were very sorry to hear about Bill's passing. We enjoyed worshipping with you at HPHC. You have a beautiful voice and I'm sure Bill loved hearing you sing. Please know we have thought of you often and are praying for you and your family. Love, Shane and Vanessa Capps & Kelby

  • December 13, 2011
    Highland Medical Associates says:
    What a gentleman Bill was every time we saw him! Always had a big smile and never failed to ask how we were doing. Thank you, Bill, for your service to our country. You will be missed by us all...

  • December 13, 2011
    Becky Banks, Highland Medical says:
    Jo, my thoughts and prayers for you. You know I had a soft spot in my heart for that little guy! I'm sorry I didn't get to tell him goodbye...much love, Becky