Obituaries & Tributes

Marilyn J. Pepple: Jan. 9, 1938 – June 4, 2021

Marilyn Jane Pepple passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2021 in Springfield, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucy Nancarrow and son, Gregory Pepple. Her ex-husband, David Pepple, also preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Wendy Sanders and Karen O’Neil, son-in-law Richard O’Neil, grandchildren Christopher Pepple, Kendall Pepple, Payton O’Neil, Brittney Canter, Jesse O’Neil, & Brandon O’Neil as well as great-grandchildren Jayli, Jocelyn, Madison, Connor, Preston, Noah, and Caden. Her twin sister, Carolyn Guptill, also survives her as well as nieces Lori Ilg and Terri Hatleberg and their daughters Katie (son Zeke), Taylor, Carly, and Jordan. Marilyn’s beloved puppies, Caramel and Copper, continue to be loved and cared for by family. Marilyn was born in Wheatland, Wyo. She was a longtime resident of Klamath Falls, Ore., where she graduated from KUHS in 1956. She lived the majority of her life in Springfield. Marilyn earned an Associates Degree through Lane Community College after completing two full years of successful study at Oregon State University as well as additional coursework through Linfield College and Portland State. She was retired from her career as a teacher and testing specialist at Lane Community College.

Marilyn’s passions included gardening, antiques, watching sports, beach trips, her family, friends, and her dogs. No public service is planned.



View this profile on Instagram


The Chronicle (@thechronicle1909) • Instagram photos and videos