Lenora Alene Townsend Pepin died peacefully at her son's home in Anchorage, Nov. 27, 2010. She was 68.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Witzleben Funeral Home. Services will be held the following day at Anchor Park United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Ft. Richardson Memorial Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at Soldotna United Methodist Church at a later date.
Mrs. Pepin was born to John and Sybil Townsend Sept. 9, 1942, in Wendell, Idaho. She lived with her family on their farm in Hagerman, Idaho, until 1957 when the family moved to Alaska. Mrs. Pepin graduated from Anchorage High School in 1960 and briefly attended University of Alaska Fairbanks where she met her husband Edward Marcus Pepin, of Fairbanks. They married July 1, 1961 and moved to Delta Junction. They lived in California from 1962-1966 while Mr. Pepin served in the Navy. They then moved to Fairbanks in 1966 and Anchorage in 1969, where they raised four children. In 2004, Lenora retired and moved to her cabin on the Kenai River in Soldotna.
Mrs. Pepin worked as a home daycare provider and later as a bank clerk. She loved spending time with family and friends, hiking and snowmobiling and fishing on the Kenai River. She also enjoyed genealogy and volunteering at her church, Soldotna United Methodist Church, and with the Kenai Peninsula Historical Society.
Mrs. Pepin was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M, Pepin; her sister, Gwendolyn Thorne; and her parents.
She is survived by her significant other Jim Fisher, of Soldotna; her children Teresa Pepin (John Dougherty), of Woodinville, Wash.; Cheryl Cone (David), of Moss Point, Miss.; Beau Pepin (Jennifer) and Jean Pepin (Paula), both of Anchorage; and her grandchildren, Jessica, Paul, Clarissa, Phillip and Kylie. She is also survived by her siblings John Townsend, of Moses Lake, Wash.; Edgar Townsend (Barbara), of Moscow, Idaho; and Charlotte (Lee) Allen, of Palmer.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, 33955 Community College Dr,, Soldotna, AK, 99669, or the Soldotna Senior Center, 197 West Park Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669.
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