H.R. No. 978
         WHEREAS, Family and friends are mourning the loss of Lynne
  Ann Pennington of Arlington, who passed away on August 2, 2012, at
  the age of 60; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Ohio on October 27, 1951, to George and Nancy
  Stearns, Ms. Pennington fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a
  teacher by earning a degree in education from Lock Haven University
  in 1973; during that same year, she married her high school
  sweetheart, Adlai Pennington, and in time their family grew to
  include a beloved daughter and two cherished grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, After moving to Texas in 1983, Ms. Pennington
  continued her teaching career at The Oakridge School in Arlington,
  where she remained a member of the faculty until her retirement in
  2002; a dedicated educator who practiced her vocation with passion,
  she consistently encouraged her students to reach their highest
  potential; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Pennington faced some very daunting challenges
  after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2004; although the
  disease disrupted her travel and leisure activities, she inspired
  others by battling her illness with bravery and grace; despite the
  difficulties she encountered, she committed herself to helping
  others, and her efforts included the establishment of the Pay It
  Forward Foundation, to provide support services and to create a
  safety net for individuals in need; and
         WHEREAS, A devoted mother and grandmother, Ms. Pennington
  enjoyed playing in the swimming pool with her grandchildren, made
  award-winning quilts, and relished the company of friends and the
  taste of sushi rolls and miso soup; her zest for life was infectious
  and unquenchable; and
         WHEREAS, Lynne Pennington's days were rich in family,
  friends, and meaningful achievements, and she will forever be
  remembered with tenderness and affection by all who were privileged
  to know her; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Lynne Ann
  Pennington and extend sincere condolences to the members of her
  family: to her loving husband of 38 years, Adlai Pennington; to her
  daughter, Taylor Gray, and her husband, Blaine; to her
  grandchildren, Emma and Wyatt Gray; to her sister, Mary Jo Stearns;
  to her brother, Jeff Stearns, and his wife, Judy; and to her other
  relatives and many friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Lynne Ann
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 978 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on March 27, 2013.
  Chief Clerk of the House