Janette Laverne Pepper died peacefully on June 29, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 19, 1930 in Long Beach California. As a child, she was the tallest girl in school, very athletic and loved to swim and ride horses.
Janette Laverne Pepper
Janette met her husband of 55 years, Boyd Pepper, at a dance in Seattle in 1958 and were married in North Dakota that same year.
She was an inspiration to her three children, Cheri Blystone (husband, Byron), Vicki McInnally (husband, Gary) and Dr. Clint Pepper (wife, Dawn) and was very influential in the lives of her eight grandchildren, Holly, Keith, Jake, Casey, Quinn, Tess, Riley, Rayna and great grandchild Rayne. She is survived by her younger brother Edward Fuller of California, whom she helped raise.
Her friendship and kindness touched many people of all ages. She loved horse activities and at 80 years old, was one of the oldest riders competing nationally in pattern horse racing events. She drove school bus for 17 years and led the Withers & Wits 4-H Horse Club for many years. Janette was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church for 50 years.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lutheran World Relief (www.lwr.org or a check to Faith Lutheran Church attn.: "J. Pepper LWR" and it will be passed on to LWR). Another option is the Salvation Army where Janette made frequent contributions.
We invite family and friends to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 27th, 1:00 5:00 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Senior Center. Food and drinks will be provided along with a
Our horse friends will be familiar with the end of the O-MOX-SEE prayer "We ask that you guide us up the greatest lane of all, and that you as our final judge will allow us to ride once more, where the sun never sets and where happiness rides beside us and never behind. For this dear Lord, we thank you."
She will always be remembered as a wonderful woman with a heart of gold.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 5 to July 9, 2013