Penny Gail De Soto, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in American Fork, Utah on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.\n\nPenny turned 60 on October 6, 2015. She was born October 6, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana to John Earl De Soto and Dorothy Lea (Williams) De Soto.\n\nPenny resided in American Fork, Utah and shared a home with her mother Dorothy Lea De Soto. She is survived by her siblings: Angela Lauren McClelland, Lenore Carolyn Hoffmann, Patricia Erna Smith, Glenn Gordon De Soto, Philip Reid De Soto, Kirk Lamont De Soto, and their families. \n\nShe was preceded in death, by her sister Kerry Laurel Peine, who passed away as a young mother in 1988, and her father John Earl De Soto who passed away June 2014.\n\nPenny served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Washington D.C. North Mission from May 1990 to November 1991.\n\nPenny loved to sing and had a rich and beautiful alto voice. She performed many times as a soloist, and in duets with her mother beginning at age nine, she also sang with others and was a part of several choirs. She toured Italy with a choir and performed at the Vatican before the Pope. \n\nPenny was well loved as a teacher at American Heritage School and was known for her dedication, commitment, creativity, and for her love of her students, whom she called "her little friends". \n\nPenny was very charitable, dependable, full of integrity and was continuously volunteering and serving others. She was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a great example of living her faith. \n\nPenny always gave her best in whatever she did. She had a great sense of humor and a zest for life and prized education and hard work. \n\nShe will be greatly missed by all her family, friends, Associates, and students. \n\nA Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the LDS Church Building at 240 S. Center St. in American Fork, Utah.