Aldene G. Pepper passed away April 7, 2014 in Spokane, WA.
Aldene was one of 6 children and was born January 8, 1929 to Anton and Gertrude Schmit."Dena" graduated as a RN in Nursing and as his nurse, she met the future love of her life, Earl Pepper. Dena and Earl raised their family in Minneapolis and Prior Lake, MN. They moved to Phoenix, AZ. in 1980. A favorite past time was traveling together to such destinations as Italy, Ireland, Hawaii and numerous places in the US. The last 8 years of her life Dena spent in Spokane, WA. as she battled Alzheimer's Disease.
Preceded in death by Earl in 1994, Dena is survived by 3 children Nancy "Pepper"(Steve)Ballien,Patti (John) Fudge and Tim (Colleen) Pepper. Her grandchildren are Bjorn (Stephanie) Ballien, Rachael(Kale) Ballien, Michael (Natalie) Fudge, Connor Fudge, and Brenna Pepper. She will be missed by her siblings, Pat, Eileen, and Bob(Dixie) Schmit, along with numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
The last years of Dena's life were happy days thanks to Carol Williams and her caring staff at Candlelight Home in Spokane.
A memorial service will be held Monday April 14, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 3520 E 18th Ave. Spokane, WA 99223