Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Edward ‘Ed’ Pepper

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-ed-pepper

Edward ‘Ed’ Pepper
July 9, 1970 — March 16, 2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Ed was born in Mountain View, California.

His family moved to Kelseyville in 1984, and he attended Kelseyville High School where he wrestled and played baseball before graduating in 1988.

He was a volunteer firefighter for Kelseyville Fire Protection District for 13 years (1985-1998) while working at local lumber yards.

In 1998, during his paramedic class, he decided to make a career change and began working for the Lake County Public Works Department.

Ed was dedicated to his family, friends, and community.

He played men’s softball and coached a women’s softball team before coaching youth programs. He coached T-ball, youth softball and Little League, where he also was head of the field maintenance for seven years. He also coached youth basketball.

Ed really loved coaching baseball at Clear Lake High School. He started as an assistant JV coach in 2015 then became JV head coach in 2017, moved up to assistant varsity coach in 2018 and in 2020 he became the head varsity coach.

You could always find Ed coaching several summer leagues and travel-ball teams, he loved the game and being a father figure and friend to all those kids.

Ed also loved to barbecue with his crew! Volunteering to cook at friends get togethers, weddings, fundraisers or any big events in community, you always knew Ed would be there behind the grill with a huge smile on his face. He will be deeply missed by his community.

Ed is survived by his wife of 20 years, Evie; daughter, Zoey; father, Fred; brother, James Seymour and family; and several cousins, in-laws, and friends who were just as much family as his own.

He was loved by so many, Ed couldn't go anywhere without knowing someone.

A memorial will be held July 1, 2023, at Clear Lake High School football field at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Ed Pepper Memorial fund at Umpqua Bank, 805 11th St., Lakeport, CA 95453.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com.

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