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Obituary for Karen “Smoky” Pentz

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Karen “Smoky” Pentz died September 13, 2010, due to complicationsfollowing a long battle with Dementia,She was born Febuary 17, 1948, in Norfolk, NB, to Harold K andMargaret B Hoien. She was the second of four children.She grew up in Aurora CO, working at her father’s towing company andgas station. She lived in Aurora until she married Wendell I Pentz onJuly 27, 1969 in Elko NV. They were blessed with two children. Laterthey divorced but remained good friends. She lived for a long time inTorrington Wy where she lived happily and made many friends.In 1997 she moved back to Utah and was diagnosed with dementia and hada stroke.She moved to Aspen Care Center in 2000 and spent the remainder of heryears there..She loved to sing and dance and was known for her contagious smile and wit.We would like to Thank the staff at Aspen Care Center for all of theirlove and compassion through the years. They treated her with dignityand respect. Weappreciate them for all that they do.She was preceded in death by her parents, both brothers, her sisterand her grandson, Cason.She is leaving behind her son, Justin (Trina) Pentz, daughter, Amanda(Carl) Campbell, ex husband, Wendell (Debbie) Pentz, fivegrandchildren, Taylor, Nocona, Wyatt, Aubrey, Coby, and many goodfriends.A viewing will be held Friday, September, 17, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m.and Saturday, September 18, from 10 to 11a.m. at Walker Mortuary inMorgan, with a graveside service at Milton Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.Send condolences to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com

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