Obituary: PENNINGTON, BO

Published: Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:48 a.m. MDT

Bo James Pennington 1989 ~ 2011

Our wonderful "Bo" left this earthly life on Saturday June 11, 2011 after a four year battle with extreme pain. He suffered with body aches and undiagnosed headaches that never went away. This pain was present 24/7 and finally after over four years, he needed the pain to end. He was the student body president of Alta High School in 2007, an eagle scout, an accomplished pianist, who loved to play basketball and football. He was a stalwart follower of Jesus Christ and had a mountain of charity in his heart for everyone that he met and associated with. He could make people laugh until they rolled on the floor. He was ready to serve an LDS mission three separate times but the headaches would not allow him to go. He received a four year full ride collegiate scholarship for leadership and was awarded an additional academic scholarship after his first semester. In all that he went through he always kept his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bo had the ability to make everyone feel comfortable and continually worried about how others around him were doing, right up to his last words spoken here on this earth. Bo taught all of us how to live life and to make the most of every single minute. He would practice the piano, go for jog, and read his scriptures every day before he went to school. He did this because he had so many other things that he wanted to accomplish after school. Even though his schedule was extremely busy he always took time to help people and friends that were in need. He spent his spare time volunteering to assist special needs children for multiple years and always protected the less fortunate. He is our hero and champion and we miss him. He is survived by his parents John and Jane Pennington and his younger brother Bridger Pennington and his older brother John Pennington and his sister-in-law Kayla Douglas Pennington. Pictures of his life can be viewed on the facebook group "In Loving Memory of Bo James Pennington". Bo's family is very appreciative of the friends, teachers and leaders who helped Bo throughout his life and also for all of the kind messages and service the family has received. The funeral will be held on June 15, 2011 at the Lone Peak Stake Center located at 11570 S. Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, Utah 84092. Viewing is in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and the funeral will start at noon. He will be buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy Utah. Phone # 801-571-2771. In lieu of flowers Bo would appreciate cash donations to the General Missionary Fund of the LDS Church.