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Penny Axson Peterson-Naegle

Profile Updated: February 11, 2020
Penny Axson
Penny Axson


Penny Axson


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In
Sierra Vista, AZ USA
John Naegle
Occupation or former occupation if retired
How many children and grandchildren etc do you have?
Eight Children
25 grandchildren
Which Grade School did you attend?


Most significant events in you life

Attended Phoenix college met and married Don L Peterson, Vietnam veteran and we built a home in Taylor Arizona and had six children. We moved to Davenport Iowa where Don received his Chiropractic degree practicing in Taylor, Arizona.
Don passed away in 1994 and I had just graduated from NAU in May with a BS degree in teaching/K through 12 . What a blessing to have that degree as Don died of a heart attack just before Christmas. He was only 49. I taught sixth grade in Mesa and relocated to Washington state with four daughters and became "Penny and the little women" as our two sons were serving a church mission in Scotland and second son joined the Marines. I taught school in Washington state and met and married John Naegle ( a NWA Pilot for 32 years). We blended our family of eight kids with the two oldest boys gone from home and his daughter on her own. They are all doing well and raising wonderfully special grandchildren scattered all over. We are now retired living the winter months in Sierra Vista Arizona and spending the summers in the Pacific Northwest beautiful Spokane Valley, known as God's country!

School Story

I received my Masters from U of A in 2000 for being the only white haired student walking across the stage at graduation. We have done a lot of traveling, enjoying such places as Amsterdam Holland and Geneva Switzerland and touring Italy including Venice, Florence, Verona, Milano and Pisa.
Favorite trip was to Barcelona Spain. I love Germany and Austria with the sound of music tour. John and I have been to Eastern and Western Caribbean, Hawaii, and several times to Alaska. I flew to Japan for my husband's last flight before retirement. Now we are out to see both the USA and Eastern and Western Canada probably driving because that's what retired pilots do.... putting many miles on our van, as we see grandchildren as often as we can. Life is good...

Words of wisdom

Life is actually great. It's all in the way you look at it. Hope to see many of my classmates and friends from the past at the 50th reunion. Best, Penny

Penny's Latest Interactions

Feb 19, 2021 at 11:08 AM
Dec 25, 2020 at 7:59 PM
Nov 26, 2020 at 7:23 PM
Sep 13, 2020 at 12:51 PM
Aug 14, 2020 at 3:29 PM
Jun 25, 2020 at 5:37 PM
Jun 24, 2020 at 10:57 AM

I’d give anything(almost) to be in Washington right now...all my flowers are blooming and it’s so much Cooler than our hundred degrees in Arizona! Also I believe you have less Coronvirus cases than hot ol Arizona. I remember you from Clarendon days...you were quite the athlete! Hope all is well with you and yours. West is Best! Penny (Axson)

May 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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Feb 25, 2020 at 9:58 AM
Feb 11, 2020 at 10:22 AM

Soo sorry I will miss Jordan’s gathering...eat an enchilada for me. I am enjoying the view of Tucson foothills from my 7th story penthouse window of Banner Main as I just got 2 stints in my heart ?? I Feel like Felice At our 50th reunion...These hospitals get you in and won’t let you out. Hi to everyone gathering at Jordan’s. Boohoo! Til we meet again Best Penny

Feb 09, 2020 at 2:33 PM

I wish I had known Patricia Leonardo! She looks so familiar...like we passed in the halls at West High. She seems like everyone’s friend. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends. Thankyou for sharing her story. It makes one want to be better. Best, Penny 

Nov 25, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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Aug 31, 2019 at 6:36 AM

Posted on: Jul 29, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Jul 29, 2019 at 10:14 AM

I am just now returning from a Broadway marathon wanted to let you know that you were right...”Come From Away “ was by far my favorite! I thought it was probably due to my Canadian roots but at the end of the play the entire audience were on their feet clapping and doing a jig to the fun Newfoundland band. It was awesome ??
Thanks for the thumbs up ?? I was there with four College friends and each chose their own favorite production...so we saw Hamilton, Chicago, Lion King and Frozen...technology was so great! I am in Denver on my way home ?? to Spokane Valley Wa. I’ll return to Arizona October 30 when the weather gets cold. Hope all is well with you and yours...’til the next West High reunion. Best, Penny

Jun 26, 2019 at 9:31 AM
May 04, 2019 at 3:39 PM
Mar 05, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Thanks to all who worked on this last mini-reunion to be such a success and appreciation to those that were in attendance...we were few but mighty “great”! Who knew that Ben Schaub was human lol...and Lee Giurlanda, I’m glad we look so good to you. You're a man who sees with his heart! I echo Robert Fortson’s comments that it was the people of West High that made it great! Thanks to our fearless leaders...Carl, don’t be thinking of passing the baton...you’ve got a lifetime calling there. Keep up the good work. It’s appreciated. Maybe you can get Mark to make the job “pay off.” John Lumm started the “true confessions.” Who knew? It was so great seeing (not so clearly without my glasses) and visiting with many classmates. Thank you for condolences expressed in my behalf of my recent loss...I felt the love and sincere concern. Until we meet again and I hope it won’t be too long before the next reunion. Best to all, Penny