Loretta Penfold Trevors peacefully left this mortal existence to return to her Father in Heaven, Friday, April 27, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Loretta will be remembered for her innovation, determination and the ability to tough things out, no matter how tough things got. She successfully brought a failing company back to life. Loretta had a love for life and a love for people, often helping those in need. Everyone was always welcome in her home. She entertained people from many nations in her home.
Loretta was born in Roosevelt, Utah, on April 8, 1949, the first child of Chauncey E. and Florence L. Penfold. She was the oldest child of a family of nine children, and learned responsibility at a young age.
Loretta married her high school sweetheart, Greg Trevors on August 8, 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple. Greg was a member of the U.S. Navy and she accompanied him to Okinawa where he was stationed during the Vietnam War. This was probably where she developed her love for traveling and meeting people of all nationalities. Loretta and her husband moved to Logan, Utah to attend Utah State University in 1969, where she received her BS degree in Nutrition. She and Greg moved to Ames, Iowa to further their education. While attending school in Iowa, Greg passed away on May 23, 1974.
Loretta married Russell Records in Ogden, Utah in 1976. They moved to Boston, Mass., and Loretta became active in selling real estate. They later moved to Lafayette, La., and joined the family business, Digitran, Inc. a petroleum and crane simulation company. They were later divorced. She married Donald Gallent in 1987 in Lafayette, La. Loretta and Don moved the company to Logan, Utah. They were later divorced.
It wasn't by chance that the company moved from Louisiana to Cache Valley in 1989. Loretta always had the desire to return to the area where she graduated. She successfully owned and operated Digitran for a number of years. Digitran was awarded the Small Business of the Year Award in 1992. Loretta was active in the community and had many friends and associates in the valley. She was instrumental in reactivating the Cache Valley Woman's Club, where she served as president.
Loretta spent many hours in airports and on planes to keep the business going and through this endeavor made many long-lasting friendships worldwide.
Loretta was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as the president of the Relief Society in Lafayette where compassionate service was her motto. She served in other church auxiliaries throughout her lifetime.
She is survived by three daughters, whom she loved dearly, Julie Trevors (Stuart) Reeves, Chandler, Ariz., Evelyn Records (Zachary) Call, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rigel Records (Scott) Hewlett Chandler, Ariz., and four beautiful granddaughters, who were the joy of her life. Grandma Loretta will always be with you Alexis, Miranda, Lauren and Chloe. She is also survived by her parents, Chauncey E. and Florence L. Penfold, Youngsville, La.; six sisters and one brother, Susan (Stuart) Johnson, Harrisburg, Ore., Shirley Crane, Youngsville, La., Connie (Calvin) Robinson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Betty (Russell) Weeks, Evelyn (Paul) Ashcroft, Wellsville, Utah, Rosemary Penfold, Youngsville, La., Steven (Lou) Penfold, Salt Lake City, Utah; parents-in-law, Mike and Sherrie Trevors, Salt Lake City, Utah; sister-in-law, Shannon (Larry) Hansen, Salt Lake City, Utah, and many nieces and nephews. She was also a loving step-mother to Chip and David Gallent. Her family meant everything to her and she always wanted to be there for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Greg Trevors, and sister, Charlene Penfold.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 S. Highland Dr., Holladay, Utah. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary and at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.
Loretta, we love you and will miss you and thank you for the contributions you made to each of our lives.