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Penny Lou Diebert

August 10, 1942 November 12, 2014
Penny Lou Diebert
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Diebert, Penny Lou, age 72 of Littleton. Penny passed away peacefully at The Denver Hospice Center on November 12, 2014. She was born in 1942 to Margaret and Gail Shapard in Jefferson County, Missouri. She is survived by her four children: Joseph Diebert, Elizabeth Chittum, Deborah Diebert, and Rebecca Ambrose and her seven siblings: Patsy Schneider, Peggy Hilgers, Sandra Campbell, Sherry Jones, Nancy Johnson, Terry Shapard, Marci Uhlenhopp . She has 11 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Rochelle, Joseph, Amanda, Taylor, Griffin, Austin, Jenna, Rachael, Andrew and Sarah and three great grandchildren: Karstyn, Haidyn, and Alek. Penny graduated from Sheridan High School in 1960. In her teen and young adulthood years she worked at Evelyn Hudson’s Country Kitchen Restaurant, which later became The North Wood’s Inn, and today is part of Hudson Gardens. She then married George Diebert and traveled the world while he was in the U.S. Air Force. They were blessed with four children. Penny loved raising the children on the prairie in North Platte, Nebraska. She enjoyed canning the fruits and vegetables grown in her garden and orchard. Later in life, as a single mother, she moved to Colorado and raised her four children. She joined the workforce and went back to college, earning her Bachelor’s Degree and a real estate license. She began as a receptionist at Martin Marietta and retired as an executive in corporate real estate at Lockheed Martin. After retiring she found her passion for quilting and sewing. She and her sisters (known as “The Grannies”) began quilting blankets and donating them to the needy and homeless shelters. She was also a caring, passionate, loving, and generous mother and grandmother. One of her favorite sayings was KISS, keep it simple sweetie. She gave her heart and soul to raising her children and grandchildren to be strong successful adults. One of her granddaughters, in describing her grandmother, said that no matter how bad things got or how hard things were, the love she had for me, for us, made me believe that anything was possible. Nothing gave her more joy than spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed cheering them on whether it be at dance, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, or Jiu-Jitsu. Grandma Penny watched each game for what it was and had a knack for putting each grandchild’s success or struggle into the right perspective – win or lose. Penny also touched the lives of so many others as a wonderful aunt, sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law and friend. She will be missed but her strength, passion, caring, and strong willpower lives on in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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