Combs, Penny Marie (Loeblien) Dalton, Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother, aunt, wife and friend passed at her home Wednesday, April 27, 2011 following a long courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Age 71 years. The daughter of the late Edgar and Mary Ann (Banning) Loeblien, Penny was born April 15, 1940 in Saginaw, Michigan. She attended Arthur Hill High School and Central Michigan University. Penny married Neil Dalton in December of 1968. He predeceased her in June of 1992. She then married Everett Combs in August 1989. He passed away in January of 2005. Penny spent her life doing what she enjoyed most: golfing and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Her body may be gone but her beautiful spirit will live on in all of us forever. Surviving are her daughter, Laurie Dalton Kinsey and Nicholas LoPresto; three grandchildren, Zachary, Emily and Bailey Kinsey; nieces, Melissa Eckhardt Wu, Brigid McGillen Beck, Colleen McGillen Sellars, Jenny Eckhardt; nephew, Michael McGillen; a step-son, Chad Combs and his wife Jessica and their sons Ethan and Will; many dear friends. Penny was predeceased by her son, Kevin Dalton, her step-father, Sam Olszewski, and by two sisters, Patricia McGillen Mahoney and Pamela Henry. Honoring Penny’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). All will be cordially invited to a funeral luncheon which will be announced following the memorial service. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Saturday from noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to any cancer research organization or the charity of their choice.