Joan Pepper was born on Nov. 1, 1932, followed shortly after by her twin sister Janice, to Joseph and Nellie Moran in Camden, N.J. She passed away April 15, 2014.
Joan met Robert W. Pepper, from Peonia, Colo., while he was stationed at the army base in Ft. Dix and they were married on Aug. 1, 1952.
They moved to Colorado to pursue a life of cattle ranching. They later moved on to Utah and remained in Tabiona until they divorced in 1973. She and Bob had six children; Bob, Joe, Ed, Laine, Donna and Patty.
Joan was a professional seamstress, working in an industry making parachutes and nationally used equipment for flying apparatuses. She later worked at Kirkham’s Outdoor Products, until she retired and moved to Wyoming to be closer to her children.
Joan had a love for dogs and birds and always had at least one of each. She taught the birds to talk and loved her dogs as though they were her children.
She loved to cook and sew, and sing and she took great pride in making things for others.
Joan loved the little things in life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a mother figure and a confidant to many. She had a delightful sense of humor and always saw the good in everyone.
Joan had 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Nellie Moran; sister Janice; brother Jimmy; and daughter Patty.
Joan was a strong, beautiful person and set an amazing example for others to follow. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors.
A private service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at 182 Yellow Creek Road.