Amy Renee Dunn (Pennington) was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Amy left this world peacefully and pain free on August 13, 2023, at the age of 49. She fought Metastatic Breast Cancer for 7 years; showing her true strength, dignity, bravery, and dedication to her children all the way until the end. Amy passed in her home in Torrington, WY surrounded by her closest family and friends she considered family.
She was born to Betty and Louis Pennington on November 8, 1973, in Houston, TX where she was welcomed by her siblings: Deanna and Richard. Louis went on to have another daughter: Christy. Amy became a mother at a young age and poured herself into raising her 5 children: Leslie, Josh, Mercedes, Devon, and Shaelynn. Amy enjoyed learning and spent many of her adult years in college where she explored Nursing, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assistance. She ultimately decided to continue her career in Food Service Management where she stayed for the remainder of her life. Although Amy did not see herself as a people person, she touched the lives of many and made friends everywhere she went. Amy won many awards throughout her management in Food Service, where she was recognized for the cleanliness and efficiency of facilities she managed. Employees of hers always spoke highly of her and enjoyed her lighthearted & caring management style.
Amy met her two best friends Crystal and Natalie when she was in pre-school. They grew together, went through challenging times together, and remained friends all through her life. Amy could always be found near a Taco Bell and passed her love for the food on to her children. She was always a good listener, not much of a talker, so much so that when on the phone with her most of the time was spent talking while listening to her breathe. Amy connected to music and was known to take long drives listening to Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Madonna, Def Leppard, Tiffany, and any mixes that were made for her.
Amy enjoyed sewing, she created many blankets, day-to-day outfits, Halloween and Theater costumes, car seat covers, and so much more. She also enjoyed playing catch with her children and grandchildren every chance she got, often using it as time to connect and talk about life. Amy had a knack for finding joy in the simpler things in life, such as, spending time with her family laughing (Amy had a wonderful and sarcastic sense of humor that often made people laugh and question her sanity simultaneously), going to the lake, camping, taking trips, going to the beach, watching movies with loved ones, going to dinner at her favorite restaurants, supporting her children & grandchildren at sporting & academic events, teaching people how to cook, and braiding her daughter’s hair.
Amy is survived by her five children; daughter Leslie Proudfoot (32) of Casper, WY., son Joshua (Josh) Proudfoot (32) & Daughter-in-Law Kristian Proudfoot of Casper, WY., daughter Mercedes (Sadi) Hatcher (28) & Son-in-Law Ian Hatcher of Torrington, WY., son Devon Proudfoot (17) of Torrington, WY., daughter Shaelynn Dunn (11) of Torrington, WY: Grandchildren Jeremiuh Proudfoot, Brayden Hatcher, Mercy McIntosh, Paxton McIntosh, Jaxen Proudfoot, Koltyn McIntosh, Raylan Hatcher, Rosealeigh Proudfoot, Tyr Banner: brother Richard (Rick) Pennington of Grandview, TX., sister Deanna (Dede) Pennington Reyna of Show Low, AZ., sister Christy Pennington of Houston, TX: chosen sister & lifelong friend Crystal Lybbert of Casper, WY., chosen sister & lifelong friend Natalie Rollins-Allen of Casper, WY: along with 5 nieces and nephews; and her cat Panda.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Betty Pennington on October 26, 2011 & Louis Pennington on July 23, 2016: her dogs Tiny & Sugar Pie Honey Bear.
Amy will be having an open Celebration of Life at 10:00 AM on September 9, 2023, located at Highland Park Community Church in Casper, WY. We ask that you dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable, keep in mind we will be celebrating her life!