MARION (FRAZER) PEPPER SHELBURNE - Marion (Frazer) Pepper, of Shelburne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was born in Long Beach, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1929, the daughter of Sarah (Lammey) and Richard Frazer. Marion attended school in Long Beach and in 1950 graduated from Oneonta State Teacher's College in Oneonta, N.Y. She taught school in Sidney, N.Y., and in 1952 returned to Long Beach and became a Dental Assistant. In her years in Vermont she worked for the Shelburne Inn, Fletcher Allen Hospital, and the Vermont Wildflower Farm. She was married to Robert Pepper of Hudson, N.Y., in 1953. He predeceased her in 1981. Marion is survived by her son and two daughters: Robert and his wife, Susan (Critchlow) and their children, Benjamin, his son, James, and Benjamin's fiancee, Stacey Lambert, and Molly, Andrew and Abby Pepper; Elizabeth Tobin and her husband, John and their children, Nicholas and Jordan Tipson, and Peter and Susan Tobin; and Emily Danis and her husband, Scott, and their children, Hillary and Hannah Danis. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Carpenter; a very special cousin, Richard Pierce of Ireland; as well as her nieces and nephews and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Susan in 1960; and her granddaughter, Kelsey Critchlow Pepper in 1988. A service of life and remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Shelburne Methodist Church, 30 Church St., Shelburne. There will be no visiting hours. Immediately following the service, a gathering of friends and family will take place in the fellowship hall. Arrangements are being made by Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service. Online condolences may be made at www.gregorycremation.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marion to the American SIDS Institute (http://www.sids.org/ ndonate.htm); or Special Olympics/Vermont (http://www.special olympicsvermont.org/).
"and when I die, if you need to weep,
cry for your brother or sister
walking the street beside you
and when you need me, put your arms around anyone
and give them love.
look for me in the people I've known and loved
so when all that is left of me is love
give me away