Cynthia Lee Pepper, 61, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Nobleboro, passed away Dec. 5, 2017 after a battle with a very rare form of cancer. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by all of her children.
Cynthia was born on April 3, 1956 in Bennettsville, S.C., to A.W. (Sandy) Coombs and Lucy Coombs.
She was a Registered Nurse, specializing in elder care, until her retirement in 2015. Cynthia was a voracious reader, enjoyed kayaking and going to the beach, and loved to try out new recipes with her kids. Cynthia is best known as being a proud mother to four children, and a wonderful grandmother to her three grandsons.
She is survived by her children, Matthew, Nikki, Travis, and Taylor; son-in-law, Steve Gray; grandsons, Xander, Phoenix, and Viggo; sisters, Sharon, Linda, and Trisha of Maine; brother, Doug; sister-in-law, Jean of Massachusetts; and beloved dogs, Pockets, Tigger and Boo. She was survived by her parents, Sandy and Lucy Coombs, of Bremen, but unfortunately Lucy passed away shortly after Cynthia. Cynthia was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Peter Pepper Jr.
At Cynthia’s request, there were no services.
Cynthia harbored a lifelong love for elephants, and we request that in lieu of gifts, donations to Save the Elephants be made in her honor. Checks can be sent to Wildlife Conservation Network, 209 Mississippi St., San Francisco, CA 94107. Please make a note that your donation is for Save the Elephants.