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Penny Joy Smallfield

October 02, 1950 - July 15, 2022


Obituary For Penny Joy Smallfield

Penelope Joy (Parker) Smallfield was born on October 2, 1950 in Placerville, CA to Joyce (Walker) and Vernon Parker. Penny spent her early years in Diamond Springs, CA. In 1959 her father got a job at the new plywood plant that was built at the Winton Sawmill in Martell and the family moved to Sutter Creek. Penny went to Sutter Creek Elementary and on to Amador High School, from where she graduated in 1968.
After high school she went to work at Bank of America in Jackson. While at the Bank she met her future husband, Doug Smallfield. They wed on June 30, 1973 at the Catholic Church in Sutter Creek. Penny and Doug made their home in Sutter Creek where they have lived for 49 years.
In 1979 Penny welcomed a son, Scott, and quit the Bank to become a full time Mother. When Scott started School in 1985 Penny started volunteering in his class. She went on to be an Aide at the School, eventually working her way up to Administrative Assistant at the Elementary School up until her retirement in 2015.
When Penny wasn’t working, she enjoyed needle work, gardening, and spending time in the mountains, which meant a lot of fishing, which she loved, and especially her family. She also liked to go to Reno and pull a handle, go to the shows, and enjoy the fine restaurants available.
Penny is survived by her husband, of 49 years, Doug, son Scott (Kristie), granddaughter Savannah and Brother Craig Parker (Sharon) and his family. She was preceded in death by her Mother Joyce and Father Vernon.
Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. at Daneri Mortuary, Jackson, CA on Friday, July 22, 2022. A funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Daneri Mortuary, Jackson, CA. Followed by a graveside service at Sunset View Cemetery, Jackson, CA.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation Board at 200 Mission Blvd, Jackson, Ca. 95642, or the charity of your choice, in Penny’s name.


22 Jul


03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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25 Jul

Funeral Liturgy

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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25 Jul

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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25 Jul

Graveside Service

12:30 PM

Sunset View Cemetery 10200 Hwy 88 Jackson, Ca 95642 Get Directions »
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  • 08/09/2022

    Your guidance, advice and protective nature when I was growing up will never be forgotten. You were everything a big sister should be and I am forever grateful to you. I will think of you often and miss you always, Your Brother.

  • 07/26/2022

    Doug, to you & Scott, you have my deepest condolences. I haven't seen any of you in years, but we all had some great memories together. She was a great lady, and she will be missed by all.

  • 07/25/2022

    Prayers for dear Penny and her entire family at this difficult time. May God bring you His Love, comfort and peace. Much love sent your way. 🙏

  • 07/25/2022

    I am thinking of you Doug, Scott & the entire Smallfield/Parker family at the loss of Penny. Words alone cannot express my sadness and I hope the good Lord gives you all strength during these difficult times.

  • 07/24/2022

    My deepest condolences, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Penny. May the special memories you made together help you through this difficult time.

  • 07/24/2022

    Penny was the sweetest and kindest person ever. Prayers to the family. Rip Penny

  • 07/22/2022

    A life long friend and a perfectly wonderful person, Penny will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy to all the Smallfields and Parker's.

  • 07/21/2022

    I remember being at their wedding. I was not expected 2 B there. Good memories. So sorry 4 U Doug. Penny was unique & 1 of a kind. Prayers & a big hug 2 the family.

  • 07/21/2022

    Mrs. Penny was a safe haven growing up through elementary school for many. From the most beautiful smell of perfume smelt upon entering the office, to the warm advice and loving hugs I think it's safe to say that every child ever in her presence was absolutely touched. Through time I had the privilege to share Highland drive with what in my young mind seemed like a true celebrity. In elementary school when your heart felt heavy it was easy to fake a stomach ache in order to fulfill the love gained through Mrs. Penny. We will never forget what impact you made on our lives and I'm sure it's safe to say that all of us kids could only pray our own children have their own Mrs. Penny. Rest easy ♥️❤️❤️

  • 07/20/2022

    From a humble usher at her wedding, sorry to hear this Doug, hang in there. Our turn is coming sooner than later, we are all dying.

  • 07/20/2022

    So very sorry to hear Penny had passed. She always had her beautiful smile and will be missed 🙏❤️

  • 07/19/2022

    I'm so sorry to read about Penny's passing. We worked together for years at SCE. She was such a thoughtful person and so caring to the children and adults. She will be dearly missed. Jodi Wolcott

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