Allie Pennington, 82

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Allie "Al" Mac Pennington, Jr., 82, of Grand View, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at his home.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 30, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Al was born Aug. 25, 1923, to Allie and Demaris Pennington, Sr., in Johnson County, Kentucky.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Al met Billie Jean Hoadley while working on the construction of Anderson Ranch Dam. They married in Glenns Ferry in 1946. As a young couple they lived at Anderson Ranch and he worked on construction.

They later moved to Ohio to work the family farm and grocery store. They had three small children when they decided to move back to Idaho in 1956, where they remained for the rest of his life.

He was the owner/operator of Owyhee County Service Station, later working at Wood Creek Ranch and the Owyhee County Road Department.

Al was instrumental in establishing the Grand View City Council and the water and sewer service.

He served many years on the Riverside Cemetery Board and established Operation Santa in Grand View.

Al is survived by: his wife of 59 years, Billie Jean; a son, Jim, and his wife, Carla Pennington, and a son, Jon, all of Grand View; a daughter, Sue, and her husband, John Boldman, of Ontario, Ore., and a daughter, Deanna, and her husband, Randy Pollard, of Glenns Ferry; two brothers, Bill and Harvey, both of Kentucky; three sisters, Dorothy Corbett of Ohio, Elizabeth Mylott of New York, and Janelle Pennington of Kentucky, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by a two brothers, Berris and Athroth, an infant son, Thomas, and a daughter, Carla .

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Operation Santa, c/o Rost Funeral Home, 500 N. 18th East St., Mountain Home, Idaho 83647, or another charity of choice.