Paula Harrington Pentz of Coalville, Utah returned unexpectedly to her loving Heavenly Father on April 12, 2015.
Paula was an amazing mother, wife, and friend. She was the most beloved daughter with a tremendous heart. She was loyal, hardworking and fiercely passionate in all she did and believed in. She loved her husband and children deeply and supported them in everything. She was their greatest supporter and cheerleader. Paula had a tremendous love for animals, which was evident with her dedication in her position as Morgan County Animal Control Officer. She served with dignity and integrity and cared deeply for all those she served. Paula was truly in her element while in the mountains with her family and her dog, Smoke, enjoying God’s beautiful country.
Paula was born on August 4, 1967 in Hartford, Connecticut. She moved to Utah in 2011 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June of 2012. Paula married the love of her life, Dustin Pentz, in the Jordan River Temple for time and all eternity on August 1, 2014. Paula had found true joy and happiness in her life. She had unwavering faith and a very strong testimony of Jesus Christ. She deeply touched the hearts of so many, her zest for life and beautiful smile were so contagious. She was a shining star and will be sorely missed by all.
Paula is survived by her loving husband, Dustin Pentz; her sons, Tyler Harrington, Randin Pentz and Ryker Pentz; her daughters, Caitlyn Pentz and Laynie Pentz and her precious granddaughter, Jersey Schurz; her mother, Joan Szemreylo; step father, Michael Szemreylo; father Russell Harrington; brothers Kevin (Diane) Harrington, Michael Jr. (Colleen) Szemerylo and Jason (Stephanie) Szemreylo. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Meme Barbrick; grandfather, Wesley Barbrick and aunt Nancy Beley.
“I will listen for the music of the Spirit, which will bring more meaning to my daily dance.”
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Coalville LDS Stake Center (40 N Main). A viewing will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the church and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 am, prior to the services.
Interment, Croydon Cemetery.