Callie Jo Pengelly, 26 of Frenchtown, MT, passed into the unknown early Saturday morning, July 3rd following a motor vehicle accident. Callie made her grand entrance to this world on June 7, 1995, to parents Mark Pengelly and Deb (Rockwood) Pengelly at their Frenchtown home.
From a young age, Callie's passion for life and exploration was apparent. She thrived in the company of others and expressed a boundless, uncritical love that undoubtedly touched the lives of anyone lucky enough to cross her winding path. She will be sorely missed by each and every one of us who had the pleasure of witnessing her untamed, adventurous spirit. An inspiration to many, Callie's mission in life was to live every moment like it was her last, never letting life's struggles conceal her vivacious spirit. Her empathy and affection for others were truly unrivaled, and she passionately expressed these traits through her friendships, caregiving, and workplace.
Callie was unapologetically herself, inspiring others with her tenacious approach to life and love. While her time with us was fleeting, her impact will resonate for eternity in the hearts, smiles, and laughter of all those she cared for.
Callie, wherever you are, little girl, we hope you are continuing just as passionately and with just as free a spirit as you had during your time with us. Do some fishing with Grandpa and ice climbing with Uncle Dave; you are in good hands and will forever be free of your earthly concerns. We will love you forever, cherishing your spirit through the infinite beauty and abundance that this world has to offer.
Callie is survived by her mother, Deb (Rockwood) Pengelly of Alberton; father, Mark Pengelly of Frenchtown; four sisters, Aaron Bruffey of Alberton, Afton Bruffey (Jeremy Bristol) of Billings, Danni Bruffey (Adam Argyelan) of Bozeman, and Jesse Pengelly (RJ Matthews) of Billings; grandmother, June Rockwood of Frenchtown; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, one niece, one grandniece and her countless devoted friends.
Callie is preceded in death by grandfathers, Leslie Pengelly and Gerald Rockwood; grandmother, Mary Pengelly and an uncle, David Pengelly.
A Celebration of Life for Callie Jo Pengelly will be held Saturday, July 31st from 2-7:00 pm in the Nine Mile Community Center in Huson, MT located at 25620 Ninemile Road. Cloyd Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, and to honor Callie's love for children, animals, and the outdoors, we are asking friends to make memorials to the Frenchtown Little League, Clark Fork Coalition, Missoula Animal Shelter or the charity of their choice and may be mailed to Cloyd Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 595 Lewistown, MT 59457.
Condolences for the family can be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com