Obituary: Delores Sydney Pepple

Delores Sydney Pepple passed away on August 14, 2012 surrounded by her beloved family. Delores was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 16, 1937 to Edith Carocetto and Albert Milhaun. She married Jarold E. 'Butch' Pepple on September 6, 1959 in Reno and would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this year.

Delores graduated from Reno High School in 1955. She graduated from UNR with degree in Business Administration. Delores was UNR Junior Prom Queen, and frequently represented her university and sorority in womenis basketball, volleyball and softball events. She is a life member of Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority, former President of Panhellenic, and PTA President.

Delores was an avid runner who frequently participated in the Journal Jog and completed the Silver State Marathon in 1977. She was a ski instructor with the Junior Ski Program for many years. Delores was an avid golfer who participated in many ladies and couples tournaments. She scored a Hole In One on July 2, 2006 at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Boise, Idaho.

Following her career of homemaker, Delores worked as School Secretary for Lena Juniper School for 24 years, retiring in August, 2002 to travel and spend time with family.

She is survived by her husband, Jarold; her children, Jeff (Jahn Ann), Greg (CJ) and Phil (Gina), and six grandchildren, Sarah, Nick, Natalie, Nikolaus, Jake and Matthew.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8:00 pm at Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Lane. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, August 24, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 10am, 100 Bishop Manogue Dr. A reception will follow. Donations may be made at Alzheimer's Association ( and the American Heart Association ( We invite you to write a condolence in the 'Book of Memories' at


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