Penny Tanya Denison, 62 of Lubbock, Texas passed away Thursday, July 11. 2019. She was born April 11, 1957 to Howard Gilmer and Mary Maudine (Penn) Denison in Lubbock. Penny graduated from Monterey High School and attended Texas Tech University where she graduated in 1986 from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. She was an occupational therapist and although she retired in 2019, she continued working with patients. Penny loved life and the great outdoors where she liked to camp and hike. She loved music and was happiest when dancing. She always had a beautiful smile that would brighten any day. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are her spouse, Kent Mings; daughter, Sierra Tye (Justin Schmidt) of Santa Fe, New Mexico; sister Lane Teaff (Bob Teaff) of Lubbock; as well as many friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, H.G. and Maudine Denison and two brothers, Keith and Terry Denison.
Memorial Services will be held at a11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Combest Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel.
I met Penny in 6th grade and we continued our friendship throughout our years. I am certainly going to miss you. You were the kindest person with a heart of gold. I’ll see you again- love you always Becky
Eddie Maddox Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
To Penny's family, I am so sad to learn of her passing. Penny, Lane, Gilmer and Maudine have been my sweet friends for decades, and I am so sad to learn of Penny's untimely passing. I last saw Penny when I conducted the estate sale for Charlene Finkner. Penny, with her beautiful eyes, had this certain look she could give you - and you all know that look - that endeared you to her. My sympathy and prayers are with you all. -Eddie Maddox
Randy & Delia asebedo Lubbock, TX
Monday, July 15, 2019
Kent & Family
I had the honors of holding Penny's hand early part of this month. We spoke about her Daddy and Mom. We meet the Denison family 20 years ago. They became more than friends. The Denison family have been with my family during in good times and bad times. When our daughter went to heaven they were ones first at our door. We are going to miss that smile of Penny's Kent thanks for watching our dear friend.
Cathy Rice Slaton, TX
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kent, Lanny and I are so sorry with the passing of Penny. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.
Susan Collins Plano, TX
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Your sunny smile, happy personality, and laughter will be sorely missed.
Doren “Dodie” Maner Lubbock, TX
Friday, July 12, 2019
Kent & family, I have many wonderful memories of Penny. She was a one of a kind person and had a spark for life. I’m going to miss her so much. All of you are in my prayers. Penny, our friendship started when we were children and it doesn’t end here. I will see you again on the other side. ❤️
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