JoAnn Pennock

April 5, 1929November 29, 2018

JoAnn Riggs Pennock, 89, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Thursday, November 29th. She was born on April 5, 1929 to the late Claude LeRoy and Ella Valate Hawkes Riggs in Pocatello, Idaho. She attended Peoria High School graduating class of 1947, then furthered her education at Idaho School of Nursing. She married James E. Pennock on August 6, 1950 in Pocatello, Idaho.

Joann was a member of Peoria Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was also a church deacon and active in the sewing and quilting circle.

JoAnn is survived by her son, Paul Pennock (wife Kim), six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E Pennock, her daughter Patricia J Svor, and her son William P Pennock.

Funeral visitation will be held Sunday, December 9th from 1-3 pm at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale, AZ. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 10th at 10 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 10236 N. 82rd Ave, Peoria, AZ.


  • Paul ( Kim ) Pennock, Son
  • also six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

  • Paul Pennock
  • Kim Pennock
  • Kelly Glauser
  • Melissa Kay
  • Landis Pennock
  • Sandy Lundy



  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2018


  • Committal Service

JoAnn Pennock

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Sammy Chagolla

December 11, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have known JoAnn Pennock since I was 5 years old. Her daughter Patty and I were classmates throughout elementary and high school. She was such a great parent to all her kids. She also took care of all of Patty's friends at Peoria Elementary. If someone didn't have food, she would make you a sandwich. If a student needed clothing, she found a way to help those students in need. I have so many great memories of her that it would take me forever to explain them to her kids and grandchildren now. I would stop by her house even after I graduated from Peoria High School in 1983. She was so polite and always giving positive advice when needed. I will always remember her. Her grandchildren had a special grandmother. She will be missed. She would always tell us... help those who are in need. We need more people like her today. I'm happy to have known her. May God bless her in heaven. May you rest in peace with your daughter and son up there. Say hi to my mother, father and brother up there in heaven. :)