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Penny Jean Scammon

Penny Jean Scammon, 60, of Billings, an avid crafter who had run a group home and raised foster children, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.

She was born to Phyllis and Wayne Bailey on Oct. 3, 1950. She attended elementary and high school in Wibaux.

She married Les Scammon in Glendive on Aug. 8, 1969, forever becoming “PennyLes.” In the early years they ran a group home in Red Lodge for the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, and after raising their own children, they spent their time chasing numerous foster and grandchildren around their home.

Mrs. Scammon was an avid crafter, who joked, “I’ve looked and looked for that one craft to pursue and I’ve finally figured it out. I am a collector of craft things!”

Survivors include her husband; children, Randy, Kristy Olsen and Eric; mother, Phyllis Bailey; siblings, Connie Jo Chaffee, John Bailey and Paul Bailey; and eight grandchildren.

A celebration of her life was held Sept. 24 at Harvest Church’s Lockwood Campus. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

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