Preston C. Penrod, 75, of Kingman died Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Pineyon.
He moved to the Kingman/Mohave County area 40 years ago from Anchorage, Alaska.
He graduated from Snowflake High School.
He started drilling water wells in his teens as a helper during vacations and on weekends. During the following years, he worked in fish hatcheries, construction in Alaska as a loader operator, but returned to well drilling in 1967 by starting his drilling company, Penrod Drilling, which still operates today.
Preston is preceded in death by his daughter, Paulette Whipple; his brothers, Ted Penrod and Clyde Penrod; and his sisters, Dee Whiting and Wanda Young.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carla Sue Penrod of Kingman; his daughter, Nannette Frost of Taylor; two sons, Kim Preston Penrod and Brent D. Penrod, both of Kingman; his daughter, Sheila Moore of Mesa; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Adkins; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, with service to follow from 10 to 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3180 Rutherford Drive, Kingman.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery following the service.