Penny Lynn Schraufnagel passed on 6/26/23 due to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Penny was born on 10/8/47 in Billings Montana to Ray and Janice Burch. When Penny was 1 year old her father became the prosthetic officer at the VA in Boise and the family relocated to Boise. Penny went to South Junior High and Borah high school where she graduated in 1965. Penny married Gene Vogt and in 1966 she gave birth to her daughter, Cinda. In 1974, Penny and Gene divorced. On December 20th 1975, Penny and Mick Schraufnagel were married and had 471/2 wonderful years together. Penny was a beautiful partner who gave unconditional love and support to Mick and Cinda. Penny worked for Fort St. OB-GYN Clinic for 36 years where she was the office manager. She was a hard worker who brought efficiency, organization and loyalty every day. You could always count on Penny when anything needed to be accomplished!
Penny was a talented and bright lady. She had many passions. She loved working with her hands and particularly enjoyed working with fibers. It was amazing to watch her spin raw material into beautiful yarn and then take the yarn and weave gorgeous scarves, clothing and rugs. She was so generous and many family and friends have keepsakes that Penny hand made and gave away. Penny was always active and on the move. She loved to walk, bike, do aerobics, work outside where she always had beautiful flower gardens. She loved to read and many times when she was spinning yarn she was listening to audio books. Penny was a golden soul who was always there to assist family and friends when they needed help. On top of everything else she was an amazing cook. Everyone loved her food.
In 2017, Penny was diagnosed with with Alzheimer’s . This cruel and brutal disease, plus a reoccurrence of cancer finally took her but not before she put up a valiant fight. Many believe Alzheimer’s is memory loss but it’s much more than forgetting people, it’s about forgetting how to talk, walk, eat and do everything. Hard to wrap your head around it until you see it!
Penny is survived by her husband, Mick, her daughter, Cinda, her sister Vickie Stoppello, her grandsons Leif(Angelica) and Stefan(Mei) Sharpensteen. Also, her great grandsons, Silas and Elliot. Special thanks and our love to Daris Wallace who took care of Penny and Mick and gave Penny love and brought spirituality and comfort to her. Also, a big thank you to Enhabit hospice and the kind and wonderful people who took such good care of Penny for over 2 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Movado Village clubhouse at 1999 S Gedalio Ln, Meridian on July 21st from 2-4 in the afternoon, with loving memories and casual dress.
We have not lost you, you will be in our hearts forever.