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Anne Eustis Pepper of Washington, DC, fondly known as "Wendy", died peacefully on November 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dayton, Ohio, and raised in Washington, Wendy was a graduate of the Potomac School, the Madeira School, and the University of Washington. She was an artist who proudly forged her own path in life. A finalist on season one of Project Runway, Wendy designed and hand-sewed exceptionally beautiful clothes for children and adults. She was a chef, a writer, and a life-long entrepreneur. Her wit and humor were unmatched, as was her generosity of spirit. Wendy is survived by her parents, Anne Livingston Emmet of Washington and Charles Willing Pepper of Palm Beach, FL; her loving daughter, Finley M. Stewart, of Middleburg, VA; her brothers Wing Pepper, Stacy Lloyd and Thomas Lloyd; her sister, Edith Pepper Goltra; and many adoring nieces and nephews. Funeral service Friday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m., Christ Church, Georgetown, 3116 O St., NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Published by The Washington Post from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2017.
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Wendy my dear friend. We are so sadden to hear about this sudden departure. You were a wonderful friend to our little family in Middleburg. I can not believe that you have left this world so soon. My you Rest In Peace ❤
Anne, Catherin and Mimi Martin
November 27, 2017
To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2 *
November 24, 2017

I watched Project Runaway for the first time today. And after that I started looking for information about Wendy's life now... it turned out she died 12 days ago ... This event saddened me, because I saw how she was rejoicing and crying in her tv-show ... RIP, Anne... It was untimely death. Anne was good woman.
November 23, 2017
Rest in Power with the Angels, dear Wendy. The "neon lights" will forever shine brighter because of your vivacious smile, determination, and accomplishments. I feel so blessed to have you as a friend/star in my heart -- and never far away. Peace and condolences to your daughter and entire family during this most difficult time.
Lori Parker
November 22, 2017
To the Family,
My condolences to all for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.
Jeremiah 29:11
-with heartfelt sympathy
November 20, 2017
My daughter and I faithfully watched Project Runway...we loved Wendy. I am so sorry for her untimely death. Please know she had an impact on so many. May she Rest in Peace.
November 20, 2017
"Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home." -Gwendolyn Brooks
Melissa Jordan
November 20, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Anne sorry for your great loss.
November 20, 2017
Wendy will always be fondly remembered for our good times in San Antonio where she created beautiful scarfs.
With Love, Kim and Raab Chucker
November 18, 2017
Sorry for your loss prayers going up for the family and daughter, amen
michelle kerby
November 18, 2017
Wendy challenged people to be more original in heart and mind. What a lovely way to be remembered.
Mara Seaforest
November 18, 2017
Sheryl Siterlet
November 18, 2017
I also loved Wendy's designs and felt she deserved to win Project Runway; however she was still a winner as a mom. May she Rest In Peace. God Bless Finley and Wendy's family.
Margaret Miller
November 18, 2017
watched her on Project Runway...nice designer...
November 18, 2017
As a mom, my very first thought was for her daughter, and, I'm sure as were hers. She was a fierce competitor but fiercer parent; her legacy to us fans. Fight for what you love. The world lost a wonderful, strong woman. Much love to her daughter and family.
Christie S
November 18, 2017
I enjoyed her bravado on Project Runway. She was beautiful, talented, and great at playing the game. RIP, Wendy Pepper.
Gayle Burris
November 18, 2017
I just saw the news about your death, Wendy...I had never heard of you but did a Google search on you and discovered what a wonderfully talented, bright, and kind woman you were. Rest in peace and God bless your family.
Penny Framstad
November 18, 2017
I met her once in 2006 in Georgetown, in a clothing store, where I was working part-time. She was very kind and approachable. The people were impressed and were buzzing around her like she was another Jackie O'. RIP, Wendy
Gwendolyn Olmsted
November 18, 2017
Very sad to see this in the news. Like many of us fans of project runway, I so admired her strength and bravery and the clear love of her daughter. Her clothing is timeless, classic and classy. So sorry to her family and friends, what a loss.
JJ Vanzandt
November 18, 2017
You were my favorite of all. You stood firm in your beliefs and the older I get the more I respect that. Love and sympathy to your daughter.
November 18, 2017
I just wanted to extend my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Wendy. She was one of the people you could not ever forget from Project Runway in a good way!
Maria Marino
November 18, 2017
Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and hope in the days ahead by trusting in God. Romans 15:13.
November 18, 2017
We've known you since you were eleven--bright, beautiful, a little fresh, oh so funny but always yourself. We will always love you, and never ever forget you.
Patricia and Nick Noyes, Weston, Connecticut
November 18, 2017
November 18, 2017
How very sad to learn of Wendy's passing.RIP, my dear. No one in heaven cares if you're wearing lipstick, or not.
David Bilby
November 18, 2017
Dearest Wendy - what amazing soul wrenching conversations we shared back in the day. This earth is a sadder place for so many today. My love to all of you in this time of loss and sadness. I think of you all fondly and will keep you each in my prayers.
Rene Peterson Ludeman
November 17, 2017
Rest in peace Wendy. You were great on Project Runway. Prayers for your daughter and family.
Patty Bailey
November 17, 2017
Rest In peace, Wendy Pepper. You had many fans on Project Runway and I was one of them.
Condolences to her family, and especially to Finley.
November 17, 2017

"And When She shall die,
Take Her and cut Her out in little stars,
And She will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun."
Linda and Terri Us
November 17, 2017
This was heartbreaking news, Wendy was a force-she was helpful to so many-including where she had donated a couple of dresses to our auction. I often enjoyed talking with Wendy I admired her creativity, entrepreneurship, generous heart and her courage. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends-words cannot express my gratitude for her help and her special sense of humor.
Bill Couzens
November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017
I knew Wendy through Project Runway and found her to be a very special light in this world. My deepest sympathy to her family and I offer prayers to lift you up.
Sue Ellen
November 17, 2017
You are a special soul, Wendy. You made an incredible difference in my life, I loved every minute of our friendship. Thank you for sharing your creative spirit!
Carolyn Connell
November 17, 2017
Rest in peace Wendy. Fond memories of growing up in Middleburg with you and laughing while at Madeira. Followed your career and was always awed by your incredible talents.
Cricket Morris
November 17, 2017
Rest in peace Wendy, you always kept us entertained on the first season of Project Runway.
Erin & Alexis
November 17, 2017
I only knew Wendy through her beautiful work on Project Runway, of which I am an avid viewer. She always displayed a fierce passion for her work and for her daughter. Her loss will be felt by the Project Runway family as she left her mark on the history of the show and helped to make it what it is today. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Sharon Still
November 17, 2017
May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11
November 15, 2017
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