Penny Jo (McDonald) Ireland, 65, daughter of Robert & Doris McDonald, was born in Mt. Vernon, WA on December 20, 1952.
She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School while growing up in Clearlake, WA, lived there most of her life. Safe to say, she’s a true Laker girl!
Penny Jo married Robert Ireland on June 11, 1993 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on one of their many adventures. She was the best travel partner Bob ever had and they put many miles on together, and always had a great time. She was excellent around a wood fire and a great cook. Her barbecues will always be remembered. She worked in construction for many years; known has the “Happy Flagger”. She never forgot anyone’s Birthday.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Ireland; daughters, Nicole (Jason) Newell, Tobi Mannon, Heather (Jeff) Pitman, Erin Earles, Annie Ireland (Ziad), Gina Inskeep; son, Nick Ireland; sister, Cheri (Kelly) Sego; grandchildren, Luke, Dylan, Cole, Samantha Jo, Shaluana, Jessie, Orin, Ryan, Beka, Logan and Hanna; great grandchildren, Logan, Seren, June and one more on the way; many special cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Doris McDonald; sister, Vickie Laney; daughter, Allison Clark.
Penny Jo was always the life of the party and all who knew her loved her. It’s the Penny Jo show and we’re lucky to be a part of it.
Services will be held at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles, May 20, 2018 at 3 pm. Share your memories of Penny Jo and sign the online guest register.