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A Celebration of Life will be held on August 3, 2021 from 7pm-9pm at a place that Penni loved and visited often, the McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. 
Posted by Heather Madison on August 13, 2021

Today my mother would have been 68. As much as I wish I could have another 20+ years with her, the 67 she was here on Earth was filled with adventure and endless love. So here’s to celebrating such a beautiful soul. May she inspire us all to be kinder and softer in this life

“What if we expended the bulk of our talents and time on calling out the beauty and strength we see in each other, and you noticed all the things you’re doing right instead of only where you’re falling down.

What if we listened more than we lectured and we laid down judgement more often than we made assumptions, and what if we remembered that despite all our wisdom and education we only see in part.

We can’t peer inside another human’s experience or heart.

What if we remembered that we don’t grow big making others small and there is plenty of room for all of us, and we offer dignity to every scruffy soul we meet.

And what if I use my voice to lift up and to offer hope or light and I see all my imperfection but that’s not all there is to me. And I make space for who you are and you offer the same to me.”
Posted by Cathryn Rapalli on July 26, 2021
A life well lived who will be missed by all who loved and knew her. 
Rest in Peace Penni.
Posted by Barbara Streuber on July 15, 2021
Penni was my friend first through my children’s school activities and then a much better friend because of the women’s groups we belonged to: our birthday club, book club and the numerous girlfriend trips. The trips were always a blast and Penni would have wonderful stories to tell us of her growing up years and the experiences of raising her family. For someone who grew up in Redding, Penni led a life of adventure and traveled to numerous distant places. She was a wonderful, kind, and funny person (loved her quirky sense of humor). I will miss her.
Posted by Jenny Tyler on July 4, 2021
Penni is:
My funny card friend
My share a secret with friend
My laugh til it hurts friend
My understand unconditionally friend
My trust with everything friend
My listen to my silly stories friend
The BEST person I know friend!
The KINDEST person I know friend!
My Angel always in my Heart!
Posted by Connie McClaskey on July 2, 2021
So very sorry to learn our beautiful Cousin passed away. What a wonderful lady she was! So sweet and soft spoken and had the most incredible smile. We send our sincere sympathy to Dean and her entire family .
Dennis and Connie

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Posted by Heather Madison on August 13, 2021

Today my mother would have been 68. As much as I wish I could have another 20+ years with her, the 67 she was here on Earth was filled with adventure and endless love. So here’s to celebrating such a beautiful soul. May she inspire us all to be kinder and softer in this life

“What if we expended the bulk of our talents and time on calling out the beauty and strength we see in each other, and you noticed all the things you’re doing right instead of only where you’re falling down.

What if we listened more than we lectured and we laid down judgement more often than we made assumptions, and what if we remembered that despite all our wisdom and education we only see in part.

We can’t peer inside another human’s experience or heart.

What if we remembered that we don’t grow big making others small and there is plenty of room for all of us, and we offer dignity to every scruffy soul we meet.

And what if I use my voice to lift up and to offer hope or light and I see all my imperfection but that’s not all there is to me. And I make space for who you are and you offer the same to me.”
Posted by Cathryn Rapalli on July 26, 2021
A life well lived who will be missed by all who loved and knew her. 
Rest in Peace Penni.
Posted by Barbara Streuber on July 15, 2021
Penni was my friend first through my children’s school activities and then a much better friend because of the women’s groups we belonged to: our birthday club, book club and the numerous girlfriend trips. The trips were always a blast and Penni would have wonderful stories to tell us of her growing up years and the experiences of raising her family. For someone who grew up in Redding, Penni led a life of adventure and traveled to numerous distant places. She was a wonderful, kind, and funny person (loved her quirky sense of humor). I will miss her.
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Penni's Obituary

Penni C Roesner, 67, passed away peacefully in her home on June 16, 2021 after a 29 year battle with cancer. 

Born Penni Charlene Tweedy on August 13, 1953 in Redding, CA to Wayne and Elner Tweedy. 

Accompanied by her faithful dog, Molly, Penni had many adventures as a child climbing trees, riding her bike and playing with the neighborhood kids. She also spent many happy summers with her cousins, helping with the animals on her uncle’s ranch in Cedarville, CA.  Much to Elner’s dismay, Penni disliked “dressing up”; instead preferring to muck about in the mud and explore the woods. Elner also had trouble getting a young Penni to take a nap since Penni simply didn’t want to miss out on anything. 

After graduating Enterprise HS in 1971, Penni married her best friend’s older brother and the love of her life, Dean Roesner, on August 14, 1971.  While attending American River CC & Sacramento State, respectively, their newly married life was full of hobbies:  skiing, white water rafting, skin diving, and backpacking.  After college graduation, Penni and Dean returned to Redding to start their family of three children: Robin, Rusty and Heather and 9 grandchildren.  Penni was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother, focusing much of her life and attention on her family.  She made her home the family epicenter and every birthday and holiday, especially Christmas, was filled to the brim with family and friends.  This August, Penni and Dean would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  

After Penni was first diagnosed with cancer, she decided to become a registered nurse. Upon graduating with honors from the Shasta College nursing program, she worked at Mercy Hospital for almost 20 years.  There she was recognized as the Employee of the Month, although she was equally well-known for her ability to “Disney cuss” by vehemently cursing “gosh darnit” and “oh fooey” when she felt the need.   

A social person, Penni loved being out and about and was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 43 years, where she enjoyed working on social fund-raising events and made numerous lifetime friends.  Penni loved to travel.  Whether it was to see plays in Ashland or London, snorkel for abalone at Fort Bragg, scuba dive the coral reefs in Tahiti, or visit the national parks and landmarks with Dean in their RV, exploring the world was one of her greatest joys. Throughout her life, Patrick’s Point State Park was a favored place for Penni and she was able to re-create a beautiful oasis of ferns and flowers in the backyard of her home in the heart of Redding.  She often claimed that the gardener was her “spirit animal.”

Penni will be remembered fondly by those who met her and forever missed by all who loved her.
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A favorite saying Penni had posted on her refrigerator

Shared by Heather Madison on July 4, 2021
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly used up and totally worn out screaming “WHOO HOO! WHAT A RIDE!”


For those who knew Penni well, this is the way she lived her life right until the end. She never wanted to miss a thing. What an lively and vibrant person she was!