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Jeffery Wayne Penick

Birth Date: September 24, 1951
Death Date: July 5, 2016

Jeffery Wayne Penick.
Sunrise September 24, 1951.
Sunset July 5, 2016.
Son to Dwight and Fredda Penick.
Father to Joy.
Father in law to Robert.
Grandfather to Miranda, Brenden and Angela.
Great Grandfather to Ava.
Big brother to Lynn, Kathy and Debbie.
Brother in law to Ron, Debbie and Teri.
Uncle to Shannon, Heather, Michelle, Eric and Sassy.
Great Uncle to Johnathan, Nathan, Jaimee, Logan, Jessica, Mariah, Ciarrah, Madison, Gannon, Molly, Paislee and Preslee.
Great Great Uncle to Zedekiah.
Cousin to Many.
Friend to All.

In addition to his biological family he was son, father, brother and Uncle to the Whipple family.
How do you describe a man who is indescribable… Jeff was a man who could be the life of the party or very humble and quiet. He was fun to be around either way. He loved his family and friends. He never met a stranger. He loved to travel. He spoke often and fondly of his travels to Bodega Bay with his family. He loved going on cruises. If you ask his family they would tell you he acted like he was rich and famous on those cruises. He loved his job and his customers and they loved him right back. He was a lifelong resident of Rio Linda. A member of the Lions Club and a beloved member of the community. He was a great man who will be missed by all.

Chapel Service
July 14, 2016
10:00 am
Sacramento: Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes Chapel of Reflection
4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95838
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Visitation
July 13, 2016
4:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Sacramento: Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes Chapel of Reflection
4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95838
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  1. During my entire childhood my Grandma and her sister lived next door to each other and there was a well worn path between their houses. Going to Grandma’s house was always fun but the real adventure started if my Cousin Jeff was visiting his Grandma next door. Oh the adventures we had……we wouldn’t let the younger kids go with us; it was our special time to explore. We would get sticks and poke at rocks looking for lizards or look for pollywogs and frogs. We would find a path or a field we had not already searched and off we would go. Secretly I felt like Jeff had already explored without me and wanted to share what he found. If pomegranates were in season we would pick one from the neighbors tree and run like crazy. What a charmed childhood we had!
    Many years later we were on a cruise and Jeff, my Daughter Rachelle and I went off to explore Alaska. Rachelle and I would be walking along a path, sidewalk or boardwalk and stop realizing Jeff was gone. Off we went on a search to find him looking in stores, down the street and everywhere we could think of. It never occurred to us to ask him to stop disappearing because it was part of the adventure. We were on ship and there were small ice bergs we three were on deck both Rachelle and I bundled up and Jeff in shorts and a windbreaker. It was great to once again share an adventure with my Cousin Jeff.
    Now he has left this World on another adventure & if I make it to where he is I hope he shows me everything he has found. You will always have a special place in my heart Jeff……….

  2. A wonderful man with the biggest heart. I was blessed to have shared his heart and love for Bodega Bay or any coastal adventure for 13 years. Many memories I will cherish forever. I have peace knowing he is now with his dad, my parents and my grandma which they loved him to pieces. You are forever in my heart and soul. With love Tina

  3. A wonderful man who had the biggest heart. I was blessed to have had 13 years sharing his heart and the love of the coast. I will forever cherish those precious memories. I have peace knowing he is with his dad, my parents and my grandma which they all loved the pieces out of him. With love Tina

  4. I only remember meeting Jeff once with his family at Fredda's house but I do remember it as a fun day. My condolences go out to Fredda, Lynn. Kathy, and Debbie along with the rest of the family. I know you all will miss him greatly. Love you guys!

  5. Jeff was a great man. I loved comming into work and hearing his excited voice to see me as he greeted me. He always had a smile on his face as he saw me. He mad the day great with his wild sense of humor as we talked offten. He also had great encouragment for me about many things we talked about. But most of all I loved our pant/garden talk. He will be missed but never forgoten.

  6. I miss my Jeff so very much. He was one of A kind And he touched so many lives. My heart is so heavy And very hurt. I would give anything to wake up from this nightmare. Prayers go out to family members and his family at work. Sincerely Kim Nzibo

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