Penny Meeks of Fort Bridger, Wyoming passed away unexpectedly on September 2nd, 2021 at
Evanston Regional Hospital.
Penny was born Nancy Penelope Brooks on August 27th, 1953 in Loyalton, California to Delbert
and Leila Brooks. Penny spent much of her childhood in California before moving to Farson,
Wyoming with her family at the age of 13. Penny graduated from Farson High School and
completed a couple of semesters at a business college before marrying the love of her life,
Boyd Lee Meeks. Boyd and Penny were married at the Mountain View LDS church on March
25th, 1972. They soon began their family while living in Fort Bridger with their first child, Lucas.
From there they continued growing their family and had twins, Melaine and Melissa. Soon after,
their daughter Laura, came along. There was a move to Rock Springs in 1978 where they
continued this trend with another girl, Chrystal. In practice for a second boy, they had their final
girl Charlotte. With the love of babies and raising children they lovingly welcomed Blaine, their
nephew at the age of 18 months. Blaine immediately became a brother to all and is the son
they had always wanted to complete their family of seven kids, in seven years. The family
moved back to Fort Bridger in 1986. Penny spent the rest of her life devoted to her children and
husband. She was the glue, love, and strength that held her large family very close together.
Penny taught her children how to work hard, do what needed to be done, and never complain.
She taught them compassion, empathy and to love with all their hearts as she did. She always
put her family first and enjoyed being with all of them, near and far away. Penny and Boyd
helped all people they came in contact with. They would stop and help stranded motorists, allow
people into their home for shelter, food, and good company. Penny loved to travel, see new
things, and go on adventures with her love, Boyd. Over the years she enjoyed being a softball
umpire and participating in the local bowling leagues. She also enjoyed the outdoors hunting
and camping with her family. She leaves behind a large family, and close friends who loved her
deeply. Penny and Boyd were sealed together for all eternity in the Star Valley LDS Temple on
June 29th, 2018.
Penny was preceded in death by her father Delbert, her mother Leila, her father-in-law Jack
Meeks, and her younger brother William Brooks. She leaves behind the love of her life, Boyd,
her children; Luke of Ft. Bridger, Melissa (Manuel) Varela of Ft. Bridger, Melaine (Brian) Anson
of Lyman, Laura (Shawn) Jorgensen of Ft. Bridger, Chrystal (Jt) Price of Green River, Blaine
(Brenda) Brooks of San Tan Valley, AZ, Charlotte (Bill) Black of Mt. View, brother Gerald
(Marlene) Brooks of High Land, UT, brother Mike (Karen) Brooks of Mt. View, her mother-in-law
Ester Meeks of Shoshone ID, and 29 grandchildren with number 30 on the way, 3 great
grandbabies and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service is planned for September 9th, at the LDS Church in Mountain View. The
viewing will begin at 11am and services will start at 1pm. Graveside services and dedication will
follow immediately at the Millburn Cemetery.
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