Jennifer “Jen” Ann Penning, age 47, of Spokane, Washington, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Please visit below to offer her family a condolence or to share a memory of Jen.
Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Jen and her family.
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Robert E Erickson says
Jennifer had become my best friend back on 3/1997, Shes been a great and dear friend more than others and we had a short lifetime together before we had our differences in Montana. But that doesn’t matter any more much. I have always loved her more than any other I’ve been with.
I’ve been heart broke for over 10 years after we seperated and went our ways. I hoped to of changed and got reconciled after moving to Billings to save her from traveling for visitations, etc. I loved it in Billings, and wish Jennifer had never moved away! After she moved to Spokane, a year or 2 later, I moved back to Wyoming, My home town area. Anyway, Hearing the news, from Jeremy, My only Son and with Jennifer, My once to be Soul Mate, until We Divorce was finalized on 3/30/2000. I tried so hard to talk her out of it and moving back home with me and all her kids I Loved them all so dearly as well. As if they were my own kids. Stephanie, so smart and funny, DJ was a hilarious and feisty young little boy, Tasha Lynn, Was my choice of Name as she was born while me and Jennifer were just dating and living with me. We got married, Uhm, 8/98 I believe, and Seperated on 6/99. A week before Jeremy Robert Erickson, Our youngest, born on 6/16/99 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. It saddened me and Made for so many depressing times, Not having Jennifer around. I had always promised here, here or not, she put a special place in my heart! And it will forever remain there….. And my Heart once again Mourns her death, The 1st was losing her to our divorce I tried as hard as I could to avoid. Jennifer just wanted to move back to Billings and her mind was made up rather I liked it or not. I had my own Towing and auto repair business, and just got us a house to pay for. I couldn’t just get up and move to Billings per her request, that ultimately led to our divorce. I just Pray for ALL Her kids, Stephanie, DJ, Tasha, and Esp, Jeremy for their future and dealing without their mother. I can’t imagine how they must feel. And for all to know, I’m Jennifer’s 4th Ex Husband. I wish her a Safe and Happy Journey to The Spirit World / Heaven as its known. I Pray she watches over her children, I hope they all learn it only Takes a Time away to Pray to their Mother when they need, along the side of a like or creek, a serene place, Pray to her, and listen in their heart as they Pray, I will bet, you will have a special way to talk and listen to her in the best place she could ever be. I’m totally shocked and heart broke again to a wonderful women that had been my heart beat all along, until we couldn’t be friends any longer, long ago. I seriously am saddened, and wish Jeremy, Tasha, DJ, and Stephanie to be strong, and know, life goes on.
I miss you all, Jennifer included, I give you all my Condolences. A Tear Falls From My Eyes As Well !!!
Robert E Erickson
JOYce Tillotson says
My husband Ben and I met Jennifer at Life Center North Church early Fall 2019 when she came up for prayer, after a church service. She shared her health problems and we prayed for her, and then saw her off and on at church, until she moved back to MT. We trust she kept close to the Lord Jesus and her faith. A couple from our church, really took her under their wing, bless their hearts. I was thinking about Jennifer last night and texted this couple today, only to find out she had gone to be with her Lord and Saviour, March 28. I remember her as a fighter, a gal with lots of spunk. I know she would want her children, family and friends to ask Jesus into their hearts so His Holy Spirit can walk through this life with them and allow them to meet HIM face to face and also see Jennifer again, when it is their time to go. Jesus said, “Lo I am with you always even unto the end of the ages.” He also said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
God’s ✝️covering, His angels 😇hovering, Ben & JOYce Tillotson, North Church, Spokane, WA.
I’m at Jennifer while she was working for my chiropractor her and I hit it off immediately we texted all the time we hung out for my birthday she was always there for me and we had a strong connection I remember the day she called me and told me she was sick I cried such a loving person didn’t deserve to leave this world in such pain I will miss you forever my friend and as your last words to me were when you texted me that you would see me on the other side I can’t wait for that day so I can give you a big hug again may you rest in peace my friend
Raymond Madrid says
I can’t believe this is happening I am so sorry for her kids!
I loved you Jen and I never get to say that I lost my son I was a mess I wish I could of told you I loved you but now it’s to late you will always be in my memories I love you Jen