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Margie Evelyn Pepper

August 26, 1927 — July 2, 2023


Margie Pepper passed peacefully at the home she shared with her youngest son, daughter in law and granddaughter on July 2, 2023 having entered hospice home care with Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in November of 2021.


Margie was born on the Tapman Ranch in the Big Horn County area near Burlington August 26, 1927, the only daughter of ES and Gladys Maller. She grew up on ranches in the basin and graduated from Burlington High School in 1945. She worked briefly at the Heart Mountain Internment camp helping process internees out of the camp upon termination of the Presidential Executive Order in mid-1945. She began her work career in Basin, Wyoming at Woodward Seed later in 1945.


While working at Woodward Seed, Margie met the love of her life, Alvin Pepper and they were married on February 14, 1948. From this union, 3 boys were born. Rodney, Kevin and Mark.


After short moves to Sheridan, Sundance and back to Sheridan, the family settled in Cheyenne in 1957 where she resided until a move in May, 2021 to Casper. While in Cheyenne, she worked for the National Chiropractic Association, Imperial Home Builders and then finished her working career working for the Game Division of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department retiring in 1990. She also spent 3 legislative sessions working as a Senate Session Clerk in the 1970's.


Margie was able to split her time in retirement between Sun City West, Arizona and Cheyenne until selling Arizona and making Wyoming her permanent home (again) in 2011.


She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Glen, Guy and Bill; Husband Alvin and Oldest son Rod. She is survived by son Kevin (Karen) of Scottsdale, AZ; son Mark (Barbara) of Casper, WY; grandson AJ (Brooke) of Draper, UT; Granddaughter Samantha (Mick) McGirr of Mesa, AZ; Granddaughter Kiana of Casper and Great Grandchildren, Wade, Owen and Ella Pepper; Pepper and "Henk" McGirr.


She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne and served her church community as an Elder and Deacon (a few times); Prairie Schooner Mariners, church circle and bible studies and enjoyed golf, brunch with friends and rodeo.


A celebration of life will take place at the First Presbyterian Church on August 18, 2023 time to be determined.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions Casper, Wyoming or Black Dog Animal Rescue Cheyenne, Wyoming.


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