Penovich, Michael James
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Michael James PenovichMarch 5 1969- July 5 2007Much loved husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, and co-worker passed away on July 5, 2007, from an automobile accident. He was born March 5, 1969, in Van Nuys, CA. Mike is survived by his wife and sweetheart, Shelly (Barnes), and the "joys of his life" son Colton, and daughter, Chyann all of Cedar Valley, Utah. His loving parents, Judy Austin and Carmen Penovich, brother, Charlie, (Christina) Penovich, Chandler, AZ, father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Laura Barnes, Highland, UT, brothers and sister-in-law, Blaine and Jessica Barnes, West Jordan, UT, Roger and Tina Morgan, Lehi, UT, Jeff and Lori Barnes, Alpine, UT, 4 nieces, and 10 nephews.Mike was an active member of the High School Rodeo Association, PRCA, and Western States Rodeo Association. Mike placed in many events in the high school rodeos. Mike graduated from Lehi High School.Mike married Shelly Barnes on February 21, 1992 in Lehi Utah.Mike was very adventurous and young at heart, enjoying everything from fishing with his family, to watching his children in activities like baseball and gymnastics.Mike finally found his nitch in life helping people through the Fire Department. Mike started out as a volunteer fire fighter in Cedar Valley and moved into the Fire Chief position. Mike continued there for approximately 7 years. He worked for the Public Works Department in Saratoga Springs and made such a great impression on them that they offered him the position of Fire Chief where he was currently serving.Mike always found a way to bless the lives of those around him, whether it was stopping to help someone on the side of the road or just lending a big shoulder.Mike had the ability to spread joy with his contagious laughter, smile, and spontaneous wit. He was loved and respected by his family, many friends, and neighbors, and the many co-workers. Mike will be dearly missed. The funeral and viewing will be held at separate locations. The viewing will be held on Thursday, July 12, from 6:00Ð8:00 p.m. and July 13 from 9:00Ð11:00 a.m. located at 587 South Saratoga Drive, Saratoga Springs, UT. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007 at the American Fork Tabernacle located at 110 East Main Street, American Fork at 12 noon. Interment will be at the Lehi City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers we ask that contributions be made at Bank of American Fork in the Michael Penovich Memorial Fund. On-line condolences can be made at http://www.wingmortuary.com/.
Tommrow we will say good bye to a close friend. One who has touch so many lives with his larger than life laugh, kind heart and love for family and friends.