Penny Ellen Grandstaff was born on June 1, 1954 in Lansing, MI. to Raymond and Mildred Bauer. On July 22, she left to find the love of her life, Patrick, who predeceased her in 2012. They married in 1985 and raised 5 children together.
Penny enjoyed euchre, casinos, playing keno, cooking, her tomato and flower gardens, spending time with friends, her grandchildren and her family, especially her brother and best friend, Butch. She was also really fond of adult only jokes and drinking coffee nearly all day!
After many years with The Home Depot, Penny retired last year. She always enjoyed working with people and having someone to talk to all the time. She made co-workers, contractors and DIY’ers laugh every day, mostly with inappropriate jokes! Everyone loved and will miss her homemade tortilla chips and hot sauce.
Penny was also predeceased by her parents, 2 sisters, Mary Neal and Sandy Lott and her father in law, Ovie Grandstaff.
Here to cherish all the wonderful memories made over her 65 years are, her children, Sara (Rick) Ferris, James Beam, Dusty Beam, Ana (Jeremy) Ramirez and Jake (Luann) Grandstaff. Grandchildren, Ashley, Nicholas, Cole, LJ, Gabrielle, Cruz, Killian, Zoey, Izzie, Kaine, Bauer, Ryann and Wayden. 2 great grandsons, Evan and Mason. Also surviving are 2 brothers, John (Pat) Bauer and Butch Bauer, sister in law, Kathy (Rick) Rodriguez, brother in law, Mike (Pam) Grandstaff and her mother in law, Shirley Grandstaff. Penny has many, many nieces, nephews and friends that will undoubtedly miss her deeply.
In times of deep sadness and sorrow, Penny would want us all to remember, she did it her way, just as she always intended.
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