Penny Lee Dufek, 59, of Priest River, Idaho, went to be with the Lord in the early morning of October 8, 2018.
Penny was born July 22, 1959 to Melvin and Sharon Graves in Anchorage, Alaska. One of four daughters, Penny had three sisters: Theresa, Linda and Sherry. She married Rick Dufek on June 11, 1982. Penny then got her education in nursing and went on to help countless people in her career, most recently at the Emergency Room in Newport, Washington.
Loved by many, she had a very close-knit family. She was the glue that kept them together with endless love and her incredible faith in Jesus Christ. Penny and Rick have three children: Son-Harley, Daughter-Ricki and Son-Joshua. Then she became a grandmother to Jesse, Laura, Stryker, and Lilly — she will be greatly missed.
Penny was a hard worker in every endeavor. She worked alongside Rick building multiple houses across the country, and in the hay fields on their farms in Arkansas and Washington. She loved the beach and snorkeling in Mexico. Her homemade pies were well known for their perfection. Penny was a loving and caring wife and mother who was committed to taking care of her family. She was like a second mother to her grandchildren. Known as “Nama,” she was happily involved in every aspect of their lives.
A special service to celebrate the life Penny lived will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at Addy New Life Christian Center in Addy, Washington.
Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at shermancampbell.com.