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GAY PENDLETON Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Gay Norine Armstrong Pendleton, 87, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Henderson. She was born July 26, 1925 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Joseph Dalley and Norine Streeper Armstrong. When Gay was just 10 days old, her mother died and when she was almost four, her father married Myrtie Jensen. Together they raised a wonderful and caring daughter. Gay grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1943. She graduated from BYU in 1947. She landed her first teaching job at Beaver High school where she taught PE for one year. In 1948 she relocated to St. George teaching English and PE at Woodward Junior and Dixie High. In 1951, she met and was courted by Keith Pendleton. They married June 17, 1952 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. In June 1953 they moved to Henderson, where they raised their family live the rest of their lives together. After 56 years of marriage, and three wonderful children, Keith passed in 2008. Gay taught second grade at C.T. Sewell Elementary School for 27 years. She was loved by her many students and remembered as an excellent and dedicated teacher. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to family. She was a truly kind and generous woman with a positive and cheerful attitude. She had a passion for genealogy and family history. She was active in the LDS Church and held many callings and leadership positions including temple ordinance worker in the Las Vegas Temple. She was preceded in death by one sister, Beth Jaussi. She is survived by one son and two daughters, Kathleen (Don) Spellman, Susan (John) Harris both of Henderson, and David (Vickie) of Alpine, Utah; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Aleen (Duane) Gardner; and brothers, Joseph R. (JoAnn) Armstrong and Charles S. (Karen) Armstrong. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Henderson Horizon Ward LDS Chapel, 400 S. Water St., Henderson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. (Utah Time) at the St. George City Cemetery, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com. Gay's family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Prestige Assisted Living in Henderson (Expressions Wing), and Creekside Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to their mother.

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