Obituary: Penney C. Paxton
November 20, 1951 — October 18, 2019
Penney was born in Denver, CO to Lucy (Romero) and Buell Ed Nielsen and was welcomed home by her brothers Gene, Billy, Bobby and Chris. She loved to visit her grandmother and uncles in Conejos and had many fond memories of those times. She attended school in Denver and worked after leaving high school to help her mother support the family.
Penney moved to Yampa in the early 1990’s and eventually to Oak Creek. It was in Oak Creek where she met the love of her life, Ed Paxton. Penney and Ed were married on January 18, 1997 in Oak Creek and she quickly became a beloved member of the Paxton family and the community of Oak Creek. Penney worked primarily as a housekeeper, retiring in 2017 from the Grand Resort in Steamboat Springs.
Penney was preceded in death by her parents and brothers. She is survived by her husband Ed, 6 children, 14 grandchildren, along with a large extended family and many, many friends.
Penney left us on October 18th after a brave, hard fought battle with colon cancer. Memorial donations may be made to Northwest Colorado Health and Hospice, the Jan Bishop Cancer Center in Steamboat Springs or the American Cancer Society all in care of Grant Mortuary. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Oak Creek Cemetery with a potluck to follow at the Colorado Bar and Restaurant.
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User