Penny A. Laird

Penny A. Laird, 51, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness.

Surviving are two children: James Jr. of Altoona and Amber of Coburn; four stepchildren: Timothy Vahey of Hollidaysburg, Sean Vahey and Helen Carmona, both of Altoona, and Erin Vahey-Worthing of Martinsburg; six grandchildren: James, Dakota, Sabrina, Mandrake, Liberty and Nathan; and a partner, Marsha Vahey of Altoona.

Penny was a graduate of Tyrone High School and was a homemaker. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking. She was a football fanatic and loved taking care of her pets.

A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Assumption Chapel, 1523 Adams Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, or to Centre County PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801.

Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.