Obituary: Darlene Pryde Penton


Darlene Pryde Penton, 86, passed away on Feb. 16, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Darlene was born to William Pryde and Elsie Snow on Jan. 24, 1937, in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Her half-brother Bill Sours and half-sisters Mary Clark and Hannah Snow preceded her in death.
Her mother passed away when Darlene was 3 years old, and she was raised partly by her half-sister Hannah and grandmother Anna Snow.
Darlene spent her early years living in Bondurant, Wyo., before moving to Pinedale.

She married Sid Roberts in 1953, with whom she has two sons, Jack and Shane. They divorced in 1967, and she married Bob Penton in 1968. Darlene and Bob were married for 55 years until she departed. Darlene left behind six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Darlene was known as a tenacious worker but also for her generous and light-hearted character. She worked at Faler’s for a number of years. She also managed the VFW in Pinedale, until she was 83, where she was much loved by locals and visitors alike. 

Darlene didn’t know a stranger and treated everyone she knew like family. As such, she had many friends with whom she enjoyed traveling and bowling. 

By her family, she will be remembered as a beloved matriarch who sacrificed for all those she loved. She will be greatly missed. 

Graveside services will be held June 23, 2023, at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at noon at the VFW in Pinedale.
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