Penny was born in Tooele to the loving arms of Boyce and Loila Tidwell Jardine. She attended grade school at Central, Tod Park and West Elementary schools, Tooele Junior High, and then graduated from Tooele High School with the class of 1972. She met the luckiest boy in Tooele County and married him. She was married to Jeff St. Clair for almost 49 years. Together they raised two sons, Joshua Jacob and Zachary Charles. Later, they helped raise four grandchildren: Shylene, Skyler, Brooke, and Ryley. Penny loved them deeply and was waiting for her second coronavirus shot so she could see them and spend some time with her great-granddaughter Ahnu. Penny passed away on March 16 after battling cancer with all of her might. She endured surgeries, many sessions of chemo, and pharmaceutical trials trying to survive for her family. Her belief in God helped her through it all.
She loved animals and took care of any who came under her watchful eye. There were many.
Penny owned Tooele Cab Company for 21 years and was very well-liked by many of the drivers over that time.
She joins her parents and leaves behind her husband Jeff and sons Josh (Ruth) and Zack (Tina) of Tooele; grandchildren Shylene (Brandon) and Ryley of Salt Lake City; Brooke (Jason), and Skyler (Courtney) of Tooele and great-granddaughter Ahnu of Tooele. She leaves behind brothers Randy (Sari) of Clarkston, Utah; Ed (Doris) of Tacoma, Washington; Val (Theresa) of Surprise, Arizona; and a lot of animals that Jeff promised to take care of.
Penny was cremated and a celebration of life will take place after we all have a chance to get vaccinated for COVID-19. It will take place in Ophir at a later date where she will rest in peace.
Penny says, “Hug your family and take good care of your pets.”
In place of flowers, Penny suggests that you donate to the Huntsman Cancer Institute or your favorite animal helping service.