Penny Susan Steris, known to many as “Coach Penny,” passed away on May 5, 2018, at the age of 67 years. A California native, she lived in South Laguna for 50 years and had a positive impact on the community.
As an avid seamstress during the seventies and eighties, she made custom bikinis under the Perfect Casuals label. She also worked at El Morro Elementary School in Laguna Beach from 1988-1996 and Our Lady of Fatima in San Clemente from 1996-2001. After retiring from the school districts she returned to her creative passion and started making children’s products under the Pineapple Kid label. Penny was a creative, kind-soul and she loved working with children.
Undoubtedly she dedicated her entire adult life to her children and was a caring and loving mother. The motto she valued and lived by was “Live by the Sun and love by the Moon”.
She is survived by her Husband of 50 years, Daryl Steris, children Jason and Malena and 4-grandchildren.
A Hui Ho Penny (until we meet again)
A memorial followed by a paddle out to celebrate Penny’s life will be held Sunday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Treasure Island Point in Laguna Beach.