Beatrix Colleen Pennock was born June 5, 2018, in Richland, Oregon, and passed away in Boise, Idaho, on August 14, 2020, after a sudden and brief illness – an angel amongst God’s angels. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland, Oregon. Per Covid regulations please bring your own chair, mask and remember social distancing.
Many who knew and loved her called her “Trixie,” and she was a force of nature. Though her earthly journey was far too brief, somehow Trixie managed to leave nothing undone or unsaid. She was lightning in a bottle; such an animated spirit of mirth and adventure, affection and fierce determination. Trixie loved passionately and danced with abandon. Her smile could light up a stadium, and her charm was irresistible.
Trixie loved cats, owls, cows, her Poppy’s tractors, the garden, the chickens, and music. Singing and dancing were daily expressions of her joyfulness and love for all of life. If she wasn’t already outside, she wanted to be, and her often dirt-covered feet were a testament to her desire to see and experience all the world had to offer. It is in this light that her family finds it so painful to write remembrances of such a short life. And yet, as she is already teaching us from above, the way we live our lives can be of far greater importance than how long we actually live them out. Trixie was a bright supernova; so much life contained in such a small body, and now her uncontainable starlight shines down on us as she sings never-ending songs and picks ever-blooming flowers in the presence of God.
Trixie is survived by her heartbroken parents, Brian and Deanna Pennock, brother Eddie, sister Hazel, Grandma Marty Pennock, and “Poppy” Ed and “Grammy” Nancy Bowman, all of Richland, Oregon. She leaves behind many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends who will miss her bright-shining spirit so very much.
Preceding her to Heaven and embracing her when she arrived were her Grandpa Gary Pennock, Aunt Celia Bowman, and Cousin Abbigail Bowman.
Trixie’s family is immensely grateful to the many friends and family who have supported and prayed for them in their time of overwhelming grief. Trixie’s papa and mama are most especially and profoundly thankful for the nurses, doctors and staff in the pediatric intensive care unit at St Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. Their superhuman display of loving kindness and devotion to Trixie’s care will live in their hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations in Trixie’s name be made to St Luke’s Children’s Hospital, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services P.O. Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834, so that Trixie’s legacy may include helping other sick children to be healed. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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