Wife of Utah Senator Gene Davis Dies

Gene and Penny Davis
Photo Courtesy: Penny N Gene Davis Facebook

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – August 30, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Penny Davis, the wife of Senator Gene Davis, died peacefully surrounded by her family on August 27, 2015.

Senator Davis said in a statement after the passing of his wife: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wife, life partner and best friend, Penny Davis. She passed peacefully surrounded by family and close friends on August 27, 2015. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospice for the amazing care they provided during this difficult time. Our family has found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received. They have been heard and appreciated. Penny’s greatest joy in life was her family and friends.”

Penny Davis (Photo Courtesy Penny Davis)
Penny Davis (Photo Courtesy Jackie Biskupski Facebook)
 Senator Davis served in the House of Representatives from January 1, 1987—December 31, 1998 and was elected to the Senate in 1998. In 2012, Senator Davis was elected as the Minority Leader in the senate.

Jackie Biskupski, who succeeded Senator Davis in 1998 in the House of Representatives, said in a statement on her Facebook page: “Archie and I said goodbye to a dear friend this week. We will miss her so much. I have lost 4 female friends in the past 9 months. All have played a role in my success in serving the people. The last thing Penny said to me was, “You got this, kid.” Rest in peace Penny. This one is for you ladies!”

Funeral services have been planned at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. A viewing is scheduled on Monday, August 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, September 1, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

 

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