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Lauretta Baldwin Peper

November 25, 1929 January 26, 2020
Lauretta Baldwin Peper
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Obituary for Lauretta Baldwin Peper

LAURETTA BALDWIN PEPER, born November 26, 1929 died peacefully on January 26, 2020 following a massive brain hemorrhage.

Lauretta was a Christian who applied the James 2:18 principles to her daily living. “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you mine by what I do.” She was a loving and devoted wife for 64 years to John B. Peper and mother to her three sons, John, Mark, and Graham. John has two sons, Jeremy and Joshua. Mark has thee sons, Taylor, Hayden, and Austin. Graham has one son, Dylan and one daughter, Alexandra. There are two great grandsons and one great grand daughter as well.

As a scholar, teacher, and willing contributor of her time and resources, Lauretta held a BA from Baylor University (1956), M.Ed. from Temple University (1970) and an D.Ed. from the University of Southern California (1982). As a member of the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church of Englewood, Colorado, Lauretta became a Stephen’s Minister, food bank worker, and an active member of the senior citizens organization called “Prime Timers”

Her first job out of Warrior, Alabama High School was with a Birmingham insurance firm. Then she was off to Baylor University as an upper-class student and as women’s dormitory floor director in Memorial Hall. Lauretta taught in public schools of several states and in Guam. She served as a testing consultant for a Stanford reading research study, instructed GED students at a community college and taught as adjunct assistant professor briefly at the university level.

Lauretta fondly cherished and never forgot her childhood where she grew up on a farm in Warrior, Alabama. Her family founded Calvary Baptist Church which remains part of her rich childhood Christian portfolio. At the drop of a hat, she would tell listeners one or more tales from her childhood or about teaching experiences in later life. Lauretta’s father, Willis Lawson Baldwin died when she was barely three years of age. Her dedicated mother Lela Baldwin Clement was left with three sons and three daughters. One son was only one year of age. All her siblings and Mother preceded Lauretta in death. All who knew her will miss Lauretta’s pleasant, hard-working positive and loving spirit.

Previous Events

Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 2/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

10150 East Belleview Avenue
Englewood, CO 80111

There will be a reception following the services in Fuel Hall. Services will conclude at church. Private family interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
10150 East Belleview Avenue Englewood 80111 CO
United States

Cemetery Details


Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Piney Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

6259 South Ouray Court
Aurora, CO 80016
In Lauretta's memory, in lieu of flowers.

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

10150 East Belleview Avenue
Englewood, CO 80111
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Lauretta's memory to her church.

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