Longtime Olathe resident Penney Mautz died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 61.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Taylor Funeral Home chapel in Delta with James Gall officiating.
Mrs. Mautz was born in Glenwood Springs Nov. 24, 1953, to Conrad "Buddy" and Lavania (Allen) Cerise. After high school graduation she attended beauty school in Grand Junction.
On Jan. 6, 1973, she married Joe Mautz. They moved to Olathe in 1994 where they ran a cattle feedlot.
Mrs. Mautz enjoyed horseback riding, traveling, gardening, picnics, shopping at thrift stores, and spending time with her family and granddaughters.
She is survived by two sons, Kirt (Deanna) Mautz of Olathe and Keith (Holly) Mautz of Orchard City; her mother, Lavania Cerise of Silt; her brother, Rory (Lucy) Cerise of Basalt; and three granddaughters, Kaylee, Macey and Eva.
She was preceded in death by her father, Buddy Cerise, and her husband, Joe Mautz.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com.
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