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Charles Edward Pepper

September 18, 1932 — February 15, 2017

Charles E. Pepper, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at a care facility in Pocatello, Idaho.

Charles was born September 18, 1932, to Charlie G. and Mary B. Pepper in Karval, Colorado.
On April 3, 1955, he married Catherine B. McClendon in Raton, New Mexico. They were married for 62 years. Together they had two children: Valarie K. and Coy A. Pepper.

Charles worked at many jobs throughout his life: owner/operator long-haul trucking; heavy equipment operator/construction (H.E. Hunewill Construction, Wellington, Nevada) and farming.
He enjoyed team roping in his early years, motorcycles, hunting and time spent with his family.

Charles is survived by: his wife, Catherine "Cathie," Pocatello, ID; daughter, Valarie (Paul) Petersen, Pocatello; granddaughter, Kristene R. Petersen; great-grandsons, Baylor J. and Dempsey P. Henderson, Victor, ID; son, Coy A. (Connie) Pepper; granddaughter, Jamie L. Pepper, Winnemucca, NV; sisters, May Sutliff, Bend, OR, Ruby Webb, Wendell, ID, Charlotte (Warren) Lawton, Wendell, ID; brother, Albert (Jan) Pepper, Karval, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters, Fay Appl, Lelia Kravig and Mary Patton.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Quinn Meadows Nursing Home, Dr. Mills and the staff at Heritage Hospice for the loving care they gave Charles during the last stages of his life.

As per Charles' wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home 211 W. Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck, ID. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 17, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Hagerman Valley Community & Senior Center

140 East Lake Street, Hagerman, ID 83332

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