|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1970|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2007|
Pepper Dawn Keller, 36, rural Turpin, Okla., left her home in Turpin, Okla., to be with her Lord Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007.
She was born Sept. 23, 1970, the daughter of Burl Dean and Janetta Lynn Conley Keller in Hugoton. She was a 1989 graduate of Turpin (Okla.) High School and received an associate of arts degree from Dodge City Community College in 1990.
She served in the U.S. Navy from Oct 13, 1992 through October 12, 1996, and had many commendations. Her work in the Navy included being stationed at Keflavik, Iceland, working as crypto logical technician administration CTA 3rd Class. She was also stationed at the Navy post-graduate school in Monterey, Calif., working in the classified library. After returning from the Navy, she continued her studies at Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Okla., where she earned a bachelor's of science degree in 1997 in psychology and a minor in history and English. She was a security specialist with the intertactical protection program at TRW in Carson, Calif., from 1998 to 1999. During this time she joined the California Army National Guard serving as a 2nd Lt. June 24, 1999 to Sept. 7, 2005.
She then moved to Italy to work for Premier Technology Group, a civilian contractor with U.S. Army Intelligence Europe from January 2000 through August 2000. She was working in Italy when she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
She returned home to face her illness with courage and faith surrounded by the care of her loving and dedicated parents.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Forgan, Okla., and the Cimarron River Valley National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (NSDAR)
Survivors include: her parents, rural Turpin, Okla.; two grandmothers, Kathryn Gordon, Liberal, and Dorothy Wightman, Panama, Okla.; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by three grandfathers, Norton Gordon, Harold Keller
and Bart Wightman.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Forgan, Okla., with Pastor Paul Dickson presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal, with the family present to greet friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery, Liberal, with military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Navy and representation by the U.S. Army. Memorial donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church Children's Ministry, in care of the funeral home.
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