Penny Marie Smith

Penny Marie Smith

Penny Marie Smith died Aug. 26. She was 58.

Smith 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. She met the love of her life, John, at the age 13. They married on Sept. 8, 1984. She spent 35 years as an administrative specialist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before retiring in 2019.

She will be 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, Sept. 8 from 4 -7 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Home, Ripon. On Friday, Sept. 9 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 her memory to the Ripon Garden Club.