She loved to garden. Penny worked at the garden center at Ace and had a beautiful prayer garden at the Gospel Mountain Assembly of God. She also loved doing stained glass. You can see one of her works of art in the beautiful cross at the Assembly of God church.
Penny was preceded in death by her mother, Fredricka, and her sister, Ursula. She is survived by her four children: Gary (Erin) Kirby and Kurt (Barbara) Kirby of Long Beach, Wash.; Terri (Jay) Dowell of Thompson Falls; John (Jamie) Kirby of Missoula. She had six grandchildren: Nichole Dowell, Levy Dowell, Kolby Kirby, Kady Kirby, Wyatt Kirby and Aleah Kirby.
Penny’s family would like to thank Hospice of Missoula for all their wonderful care, Rosetta Assisted Living in Missoula for all the love they gave, and Mount Silcox in Thompson Fall for their love, care and patience.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Assembly of God in Thompson Falls.