Penney Mautz |

Penney Mautz

The world lost a beautiful soul when longtime Olathe resident Penney Mautz passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Hope West Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO. She was 61 years old. She passed away peacefully and was surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Taylor Funeral Home in Delta, CO with James Gall officiating.

Penney was born on November 24, 1953 to Conrad “Buddy” and Lavania (Allen) Cerise, in Glenwood Springs, CO. After graduating high school, Penney attended beauty school in Grand Junction, CO.

On January 6, 1973 Penney married the love of her life, Joe Mautz. To this union were born two sons.

In 1994, Penney and her family moved to Olathe, CO where they ran a successful cattle feedlot. Penney was an extremely hard worker, the best pen rider ever, and was devoted to her family and the animals she cared for.

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She loved horseback riding, traveling, gardening, having picnics, shopping at thrift stores, and most especially spending time with her family, especially her three beautiful granddaughters. She will sorely missed by all who knew and loved her, but she will remain in their hearts forever.

Penney is survived by her two sons and their wives, Kirt and Deanna Mautz of Olathe, CO, and Keith and Holly Mautz of Orchard City, CO, her mother Lavania Cerise of Silt, CO, her brother Rory (Lucy) Cerise of Basalt, CO, and three beautiful granddaughters, Kaylee, Macey, and Eva.

Penney was preceded in death by her father Buddy Cerise, and her husband Joe Mautz.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope West Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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