Ronald C. “Ron” Pennington ~ Class of 1966

Ronald C. “Ron” Pennington ~ Class of 1966

Departed ~ 2/20/06 ~ Cancer

Washington Post, February 23, 24, 25, 2006

Ronald Charles Pennington (age 58) of Washington , DC , died in Albuquerque , NM February 20, 2006, after a long battle with lymphoma.

Beloved son of RC “Preach” and Vivian Pennington, he was born in Charleston WV and, following his family’s career assignments, happily experienced growing up and schooling in Africa, Sri Lanka , India , southeast Asia, and the western United States .

He is survived by his mother, Vivian and step-father, Rob Hooper and family; by his brother Daniel and wife Angela, their children Daniel and Stephanie; by his sister Carolyn Anong and her husband Gary Williams; and by his partner, Richard Plante.

After receiving a fine arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University , he pursued a 25-year career in visual merchandising and interior design in the western U.S. , Mexico and Southeast Asia, receiving special recognition and awards for his work in Singapore . More recently, living in Washington , he produced both retail merchandising and interior design work in this region and in New England ; and he was a volunteer docent at the Library of Congress.

Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at Church of the Immaculate Conception, 619 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. In lieu of flowers, Ron requested that donations be made to Catholic Relief Services, specifically for the feeding and relief of children in Ethiopia , Kenya , Sudan , Chad and Somalia .

Interment of cremains was in the family crypt at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque .

I regret to advise you of Ron Pennington’s death at Albuquerque, NM, on
February 20, 2006, after a long and brave battle with lymphoma. For the last
6 years Ron had been living and working in the Washington DC area. In the
last few years he had re-established his link with ISB, and he followed your
communications with great interest.

I am a close friend in DC who is attempting to inform of his passing all
those who come to my attention who might have interest in knowing. I have
attached an obituary that appeared in the Washington Post and a photo from
November 2004, shortly before he became ill.

If you need to correspond for any reason, I can be reached at This e-mail site (Ron’s own) will probably be shut
down in the near future.

Thank you.

Richard L. Plante

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