Ellen Regina Pennala (2)X

Born: March 29, 1912

My great grandma, Ellen Pennala, was born in Laurium, Michigan on March 29, 1912. She had a hobby of sewing. She made hundreds of quilts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. My Great Grandma Pennala survived the Great Depression and cancer. She was raised by her aunt because her mom died when she was young. Even though she lost a parent she decided to always be very happy and positive about everything in life. She taught us all through her example that we should try to stay positive no matter what hard times we face in our lives. My Great Grandma Pennala died on February 27, 2005.

Contributed by: Hunter Therrian, South Range Elementary