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Penny Marie Smith
July 8, 1964 – August 26, 2022
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Penny Marie Smith passed away August 26th, at the age of 58, surrounded by her loved ones.  Penny was born July 8, 1964 in Castro Valley, California to Darlene and Isadore Lara.          She grew up and attended school in Livermore where she graduated from Livermore High School in 1982.  Penny met the love of her life, John, at the age 13. John and Penny married on September 8, 1984 in Livermore. She and John moved to Manteca where they raised their three beautiful daughters. They spent 28 years in Manteca before relocating to Ripon in 2010. She spent 35 years as an administrative specialist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before retiring in 2019.

Upon retirement Penny valued spending time with her husband, three daughters and two dachshunds. She enjoyed RVing, watching the San Francisco Giants and being a member of the Ripon Garden Club.  Penny will be deeply missed by her husband of 38 years, John Smith, her three daughters, Erika (Daniel) Karp, Allison (Richard) Johnson and Amanda Smith, her mother, Darlene Lara and her

brother, Billy Clark.

   A viewing will be held Thursday, September 8th, from 4-7 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Home, Ripon.  On Friday, September 9th, a Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Burwood Cemetery, Escalon, followed by a Memorial service at 

11 a.m., Calvary Reform, Ripon. After the service, please join the family for a reception at the Smith residence.

   Donations can be made in Penny’s memory to the Ripon Garden Club.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, September 9, 2022