Alice “DeVee” Penland was born on August 25th, 1936 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Clinton Guy and Grace Ferguson. She spent most of her childhood living with her Aunt Gail Rader. She lived in Winnemucca and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as in Oregon some of her childhood. Her aunt moved to Cedaredge, Colorado during her high school years where she graduated. She went to the Senior prom with Charles Ray Penland. He fell in love with her and brought her back from a job in California to live on a farm with no running water or indoor plumbing to begin her life as a farmer and rancher’s wife. She was known for growing beautiful gardens. She milked eleven cows by hand at one time, and they sold the cream to a creamery. She raised chickens, pigs, cattle and other farm animals. She had a favorite cow named “Doosy” she milked until Charles’ death in 1984. After Charle’s death, DeVee lived in Lubbock, Texas where her daughter was going to graduate school and went to South Plains College and became a Nurse’s Aide. She worked in the local hospitals in Lubbock and for home healthcare agencies and some private employers. She was well-loved by all who knew her and had a sweet disposition until the end. She is survived by her son, Ray Charles Penland (partner Connie Harris) of Hotchkiss, Colorado (Redland’s mesa); her daughter, Twila Gail Penland of Lubbock, Texas, and a grandson, Shaun Charles Hawkins of Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Penland and her parents. Other surviving grandchildren include Melinda Mason; Tammy Michael; Kyler Mason; Charlie and Bryan Nutter; and David and Alan Stowe.