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Mary J "Peppi" Chance


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Mary J "Peppi" Chance Obituary
MARY J. "PEPPI" CHANCE passed away peacefully on January 16, 2016 in her home of 48 years in Riverside, CA. Peppi was born in Reynoldsville, PA in April 1935. She moved to Redlands, CA as a young girl where she was active in many social activities and even took a crack at cheerleading. She loved fashion as a young girl, a trait that undeniably followed her into adulthood, and did a little fashion modeling along the way. Peppi was known to her family and friends as warm, intelligent and vibrant. She loved listening to music, loved to dance, loved to laugh and loved to have a good time. She thoroughly enjoyed hosting holiday dinners and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loyal and generous person to her family and to her friends. We shall all miss her. A true example of having lived the American dream, Peppi excelled in her career of thirty three years with the Civil Service. She worked herself up from the position of a secretary to the level of a G14, the equivalent of a full colonel, and held a top secret military clearance. Being assigned to a U.S. Air Force detachment for over twenty years, she proudly played a pivotal role in the flight readiness of the crown jewel of her career, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the highest flying, fastest plane ever made, even to this day. She retired from her long career after the Air Force retired the SR-71. She said that you just couldn't top that. Peppi is survived by her son Frank Crowder (Annette); her daughter Jayme Bizoso-Velez; three grandchildren Brian (Fay), Daniela, Rachel; four great grandchildren Alana, Sylvia, Addison and Payton and her dear friend Paul Jones. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Peppi's life on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3pm at the Arlington Mortuary Chapel, 9645 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA. All of her family and friends are invited to attend.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 3, 2016
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