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.”
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!”