On April 12, 2021, after four years of living bravely and gracefully with cancer, Sherry W. Pepper, 73, entered into Paradise. An Arizona native, Sherry was born in Phoenix on May 30, 1947, to Edwin and Mildred Whiting. From the time Sherry could hold a crayon, she was busy making things and her love of crafting carried through her entire life. Her specialty was making everything she touched just a little more beautiful than it was before. Sherry was also extremely articulate and combined her love of words with her creative spirit to write truly inspired poetry and songs. Music was her passion and Sherry’s singing voice was a gift from God. She was a member of the Albuquerque Stake Mormon Choir and sang a solo in the Civic Auditorium in New Mexico when she was only 12 years old. She attended Manzano High School, where she lettered in music and was thrilled to record an album for her alma mater.
A lifelong member of the LDS church, Sherry loved the Lord with all of her heart. She married the love of her life, Garnard Lee Pepper, on November 27, 1965, and together they had three children: Todd, Tara, and Tawny. Sherry showered her family with love through her incredible cooking, her quick-witted sense of humor, and, of course, her ability to break out in song for any occasion! She loved camping with her family and especially loved being a Grammy to her 15 grandchildren and a Great-Grammy to her first great-grandchild who was born in February.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Lee, her children Todd (Amanda), Tara (Brian) and Tawny (Chris), her grandchildren: Brandon (Brisa), Brett (Natalie), JD, Sam, Sydney, Andi, Lily, Grant, Hank, Jensen, Roxy, Sara, Hawk, Pepper, and Eddie, her great-grandson Monne, and her sister Cinda Rollins. Sherry was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Mildred Whiting.
Please join us for a service to celebrate Sherry’s life on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 777 E. Elliot Rd., in Gilbert. We respectfully ask those in attendance to please wear masks.