Christopher John Egan, Jr.-Pennels
Christopher Egan-Pennels, born at Torrance, CA on August 20, 1986, died at the young age of 24 on August 14, 2011, at approximately 4:16 p.m. He would have celebrated his 25th Birthday on Saturday, but the Lord had other plans and needed him home. Chris was previously in the Computer Web Design & Programming business in California. He and his girlfriend moved to Cashmere, where his maternal grandmother, Janice Ahrens, and step-grandfather, Kenneth Ahrens, live, along with several cousins and a great-aunt, who live in the Wenatchee area. Chris and his girlfriend immediately began looking for work when they moved to Cashmere, and they found jobs right away, working with Dave Johnson at Tube Leavenworth as a River Tube Re-patch Tech and Handyman. He passed away while working at Tube Leavenworth. Chris was hard working and very dedicated to his job. We commend you, Christopher, for your determination and dedication, working long hours and full weeks.
He is survived by his mother, Ellie La Fraugh and step-father, Tim Pennels of Riverside, CA; father and step-mother, Christopher Sr. and Kathy Egan of Costa Mesa, CA; brother, Matthew Egan; twin brothers, Luke Pennels and Adam Pennels; brother, Timothy Pennels Jr.; and his little sister, Melissa “Sissy” Pennels, all of Riverside, CA; brothers, Wyatt Egan of Costa Mesa, Travis Pennels and Seth Pennels, both of Lynnwood, WA; grandparents, Kenneth and Janice Ahrens of Cashmere, WA, LaWanda Pennels of Riverside, CA and George and Patricia M. Corbari of Costa Mesa, CA. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Melanie Marie Egan and Tiffany Ann Egan (Chris will be watching over his sisters until we all come home); and grandfathers, Roger La Fraugh, William Egan and Donald Pennels.
The family of Christopher John Egan, Jr.-Pennels would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the rescuers, volunteers and sheriffs for all your hard work, and to the Chaplains for your comfort and support. A gracious warm thank you to the owners of Adventure Inn, Steve and Debbie and son, William Demarest, who opened their hearts and gave us a beautiful place to stay. My mother and step-father, Janice and Kenneth Ahrens, for all your love and support; words can’t express the sadness we are feeling, and to my cousins, Lynette Wagner and Julie Walsh and their beautiful families, and my aunt, Pat Holmer. Susan Flick for the wonderful food baskets; you are such a giving person. Thank you all so much for all the love and support. My family is deeply touched with the outpouring of love that you all have shown in this very tragic time in our lives.
A Gathering with family and friends will take place in California at a later date. Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of the local arrangements.