OBITUARY

Bobby Bob Edd Penson

January 4, 1938April 14, 2016
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Bobby E. Penson, 78, of Mesa, passed away on April 14, 2016. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann and his daughter Gina. Bob had many passions including cars, motorcycles, planes, guns, bowling, car races and could even enjoy a round of golf. He loved listening to the country western and quartet gospel. A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 1:00 pm, Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, 6747 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206. Contributions in lieu of flowers should be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lake County; The California Mentor Foundation, 100 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920.

Services

  • Memorial Celebration of His Life Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Bobby Bob Edd Penson

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January 15, 2017

I met Bob and Mary Ann while visiting my parents at Mesa Regal Resort. Over the years while visiting my parents enjoyed the sunny of AZ, Bob and Mary Ann always enjoyed seeing us, and kids. We have wonder memories visiting, having dinners at there places and playing pool.
Mary Ann please feel free to reach out and say Hi. Looking at purchasing a a place in Mesa Regal site 1713.....coincidental.

May Bob RIP

Joel, Karen, Josh and Jordan Nicholson (Ed and Marie son)

jr_nicholson@yahoo.ca

Debbie Penson-Payne

May 4, 2016

Many years ago back in 1970, I had the privilege of meeting this wonderfully mischevious man and his equally mischevious wife! I instantly loved them and will always refer to them as Aunt and Uncle. I was blessed to be a part of their family through marriage to their nephew Larry. So many fun family times and wonderful memories. May the Lord welcome you with open gates and loving arms! Prayers are with you Mary Ann and Gina and family!

Gina Penson

April 30, 2016

I miss you.

April 29, 2016

We send our deepest sympathy to Mary Ann and family. Memories of computer days and fun times will be not forgotten.

Jean and John Tovell

Devin Stucki

April 23, 2016

There are a lot of really nice comments here about Bob. It is easy to see what an impact he has had on those who knew him. When I first met Bob, he struck me as a genuinely kind and caring person, the type of guy who was easy to talk to and always seemed to have a smile on his face. I know he has meant so much to all of his family. Mary Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope that you can find some comfort in the good memories that you and Bob have shared. You are in my thoughts.

Dave and Sonja Gunn

April 21, 2016

Until we meet again, dear friend. As painful as it is to let you go,
we know your beautiful soul is with God, free, happy and without pain.
You have done your good work here on earth by being a true
example of being the very best person you could be. Your many acts of
charity and kindness have touched so many lives.
Even when you were sick, your words were "If you need help with that, let me know." We knew those words came from your heart.


You will be so sorely missed. We will miss the cards games, where

you were the best partner and, with a look on your face, you were
the worst opponent! We will miss traveling with you. I'm sure you
have already seen the tulip fields we were going to. We will miss
your stories, of which you had so many. You and Mary Ann could
entertain us for hours about your adventures on the motorcycles,
flying planes together, boating, RVs, travels and interesting life. We have so many reasons to thank God for your life, Bob.


We loved watching you and Mary Ann as a couple, truly in love.
There was never a criticizing word between you. You two set a
standard not many of us could match.

What beautiful memories of a treasured friend that will be missed
until we meed again.

Marilyn Peters

April 21, 2016

Bob was a special man. I will always remember his kindness to me when Jerry could no longer be left alone. He stayed with him and visited so that I could run a few errands. I feel blessed to have known him.

Sonja and Dave Gunn

April 21, 2016

Until we meet again, dear friend. As painful as it is to let you go,
we know your beautiful soul is with God, free, happy and without pain.
You have done your good work here on earth by being a true
example of being the very best person you could be. Your many acts of
charity and kindness have touched so many lives.
Even when you were sick, your words were "If you need help with that, let me
know." We knew those words came from your heart.

You will be so sorely missed. We will miss the cards games, where
you were the best partner and, with a look on your face, you were
the worst opponent! We will miss traveling with you. I'm sure you
have already seen the tulip fields we were going to. We will miss
your stories, of which you had so many. You and Mary Ann could
entertain us for hours about your adventures on the motorcycles,
flying planes together, boating, RVs, travels and interesting life.
We have so many reasons to thank God for your life, Bob.

We loved watching you and Mary Ann as a couple, truly in love.
There was never a critizing word between you. You two set a
standard not many of us could match.

What beautiful memories of a treasured friend that will be missed,
until we meed again.

Val and Ken Baker

April 21, 2016

Ken and I have been friends of Mary Ann's for 55 years. Mary Ann met Bob after college and left Massachusetts for the West Coast. Since Bob and Mary Ann's retirement in AZ we have had the privilege of spending four amazing vacations with both of them. As all who knew Bob and Mary Ann know, there were no better hosts than the Pensons. The following is an excerpt from St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians but I have replaced the word "Love" with "Bob": "Bob was patient; Bob was kind; Bob was not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. Bob did not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoiced in the truth. Bob bore all things, believed all things, hoped all things and endured all things." This passage rom Scripture truly describes the loving, faithfilled gentleman Ken and I knew and loved.

Karla

April 21, 2016

It is such a privilege to have crossed paths with Bob and Mary Ann Penson. What strength and courage this couple exemplifies. I have no doubt you are riding your motorcycle with the sunshine and wind in your face. I will miss you!