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Pennie Phillips Tapp

03/27/1962 - 09/20/2019

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Pennie Phillips Tapp, 57, passed away peacefully September 20, 2019 in her home next to her loving husband after a long battle with cancer. She was a ray of sunshine known for her positivity, beautiful smile, and ability to quickly make friends with anyone and everyone; she is already missed by so many.

Pennie was born on March 27, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edward LeRoy Phillips and Mildred Evonne “Bonnie” Phillips. She was raised in Holladay, Utah with her sister and 4 brothers, where she graduated from Olympus High School in 1980.

While in cosmetology school, Pennie met Bart Mathew Tapp and they were married on May,31, 1983 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While living in Holladay they made many friends who they are still close with to this day.

Pennie and Bart raised their daughter and two sons in Sandy, Utah. She made a house a home, met more life-long friends, and worked from her in-home beauty salon. She loved catching up with friends and family while cutting and coloring their hair or giving them a fresh set of nails.

She spent the last few years of her life in Lehi, Utah traveling the world with Bart, doting on her children and grandchildren, and going on dates to concerts and movies. She served faithfully in many leadership callings in the church and loved her Savior dearly. Pennie enjoyed the beach, playing games, catching up with friends over lunch, and shopping.

Pennie is survived by her husband, Bart, children Tanya (Rodney) Rasmussen, Brock (Dalu), and Court, grandchildren Rex, Theo, and Ada, and her siblings Steven (Karma), Ross (Lynda), Mark, Dave (Julie), and Karen (Randy) De La Mare.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 2030 W Chapel Ridge Rd, Lehi, UT 84043. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 S), Sandy, UT and Friday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 am prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

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  • I still hear Pennie’s laugh in my head and see her sweet smile. She was such a wonder. She will be so missed and all who knew her and loved her were truly blessed.

    — Lynda Phillips
  • Pennie worked with myself and many others at the Charter School APA. Everyone loved her and she was always happy and kind. She was so good to the students and treated them with respect and kindness and caused them to love her as well. There was never a time that Pennie had anything less than a happy smile and a kind word, no matter how she felt. She will be greatly missed by many but I’m sure is in the arms of loved ones who have been waiting for her. There is a party going on in Heaven.

    — Rita Young
  • I am so very sorry for all our loss, especially yours. Pennie was not only Vickie ‘s best friend, she was a member of our family. I also went to beauty school with them. She worked in my shop and was a friend and daughter of mine. I’ve loved her as long as I’ve Known her. I pray the Holy Spirit will comfort your family. This world will miss her.

    — Marge Vance

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