Corydon "Cordy" Pieper
October 21, 1933 - July 8, 2021
Corydon "Cordy" Pieper of Mohave Valley died at home of natural causes on July 8, 2021 in the loving arms of his daughters Caren Hull and Linda Rowland. Born October 21, 1933, Cordy was the son of the late Malvern R. Pieper and Madeleine Milne Pieper. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughters Dr. Caren Pieper Hull and Linda Rowland; granddaughters Piper Hull and Brenna Rowland; and sons-in-law Dr. Bryan Hull and Brad Rowland. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his sister Drucilla Dimler. Cordy was born and raised in Pasadena, California. Influenced by his motorcycle racing world champion uncles Jack and Cordy Milne, Cordy began riding motorcycles and working in his uncles shop at an early age. Motor sports would continue to be a source of joy for Cordy throughout his life. During the 1950's Cordy raced motorcycles professionally for the Milne Brothers. His racing highlights included first-place finishes at the Catalina Gran Prix in 1958 and the Green Horn Enduro. Cordy and his fellow racing buddies formed the Buzzards, a motorcycle club in Pasadena, CA. Cordy served in the US Army from 1953-1955. For much of this time he was stationed in Germany providing him an opportunity to explore much of Europe. After honorably serving his country, he returned to California and obtained a business degree from Woodbury College in Los Angeles. In 1959 he married his long-time sweetheart, Cecile Gideon and they had 2 children Caren and Linda. Cordy joined the Los Angeles Fire Department and spent 11 years at station 12 as an Engineer before an injury led to early retirement. Cordy and his family moved to Mohave Valley, AZ in 1973, an area that he truly loved for more than half his life. Cordy was truly a Renaissance man he lived life large and was always in charge. There was not an engine he could not fix or a problem he could not solve. He was the first person you came to with any mechanical problem and the person whose advice and leadership you could fully trust without question. He made great use of his time in Northwestern Arizona spending many hours fishing, hunting, hiking, and enjoying summers in his RV in the cool mountains around Flagstaff and the White Mountains. He always had a loyal dog by his side and a gathering spot in his garage for him and his many friends. He loved his family and friends and was especially proud of his daughters and grand-daughters' accomplishments. He always supported causes that were near to his heart and was a lifetime philanthropist. Funeral services will be held on Friday July 23rd at the Desert Lawn Cemetery in Mohave Valley, Arizona. The service will begin at 10 am with burial at 11am and reception to follow at the Willow Valley Club House in Willow Valley estates at 2pm. Desert Lawn Cemetery. 928-768-5959
Published by San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.
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