Valenna Alize Penrod, 21, was born on Feb. 17, 2002 and passed away on Feb. 17, 2023. She was born in Provo, Utah as the second child to Eric Ryan Penrod and Stephanie Wroten Penrod.\n\nValenna received her CNA certification from MTECH in 2019 and graduated from Maple Mountain High School in 2020 with summa cum laude. She recently earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Utah Valley University, and was working towards her Master's Degree with the goal of becoming a Junior High counselor.\n\nValenna was always a hard worker and held multiple jobs at once. Her most recent jobs were working as a substitute teacher for Nebo School District and supervising at Taco Bell, all while she was attending school full time.\n\nShe is survived by her parents Eric Ryan Penrod and Stephanie Wroten Penrod; siblings Parker Ryan Penrod (Rubi), Shaylee AshLynn Penrod, Ember Ann Penrod, and Takaeya Cathi Penrod; Grandma Cathi Lyn Perry \nPenrod; Granddad John Robert Wroten Jr.\n\nShe was preceded in death by Grandpa Charlie "Papa" Ryan Penrod; Grandma Alize Sinnett Wroten.\n\nValenna cared so much about people and defended the underdog. She always put other's needs and wants before her own. She also had the best sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. She loved listening to \nmusic of all kinds and was talented with the guitar. She had a deep love for the ocean and sea animals. She was an amazing athlete and dancer.\n\nFuneral Services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 at LDS church building, 505 E 900 N, Spanish Fork, Ut 84660 at 11:00 a.m. The services will be livestreamed as well. For those whowould like to attend online, the \nlink is: https://byu.zoom.us/j/96148089476?pwd=UzlZRHEzejFPeHhDaFM0Z21qV3puQT09 \n\nValenna prioritized comfort and loved wearing comfortable clothes. She would love it if you wore whatever clothes you're comfortable in, whether that is a dress/suit, jeans, or sweats. \n\nWe would like to thank all detectives, police officers, and sheriff for their kindness and support. We would also like to thank all friends and family who have reached out to us.\n\nSuicide and mental illness are serious issues that many people struggle with. You are not alone. Please reach out to someone if these are thoughts and feelings that you find yourself battling with. You are loved.\n\nCondolences can be offered at www.legacyfunerals.com.