Pennie Laurent

Obituary of Pennie Jean Laurent

Pennie “Two Cents” Laurent


79 of Gig Harbor WA, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family to join her beloved husband Fred and son Christopher on January 6th, 2023.


Pennie was born April 6th, 1948, in Gig Harbor Washington to Vivian and Louis Greenman, where she was raised.  Pennie met her first husband Chuck and together they had 2 children Chuckie and Carolynn. They later divorced. Pennie then met and married Fred Laurent in Gig Harbor. Together they raised 2 sons Christopher and Jeffery until Fred suddenly passed in 1994.  Pennie loved motherhood and took great pride in her children and her bonus children who she loved dearly. 


Pennie worked in various fields but enjoyed most being a caregiver. Her gentle nature and kind heart made it very easy for her to make lifelong friends.  Pennie had many things that brought her joy including bible study, bingo, crocheting blankets for all the babies the family, and most of all her grandchildren who referred to her as NANA P.


Pennie is survived by her children son Chuckie Klinkert of Washington, daughter Carolynn Griffith of Washington, Son Jeffery and wife Heather Laurent of Eatonville Washington, Bonus children Tami and Jim Gruss of Montana, William and Monica Laurent of Arizona, and Lori and Greg Cravatis of Montana and her daughter in law Rachel Laurent of Arizona.  grandchildren Bridget, Blake, Scout, Archer, Katie Lee, Theron James, Cierra, Kyle, Tori, Nicholas, and Robert, and numerous great grandchildren.


A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday January 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Mineral Presbyterian Church 103 Lincoln Ave, Mineral, WA 98355.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mineral Presbyterian Church in recognition of the incredible support they have provided to Pennie and her family.




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