Aileen Pepin

Aileen was born to Keaster and Vivian Barns, and was raised in the Custer, S.D., area. She attended Evergreen School from first through eighth grade, usually walking the three miles to and from school. She graduated from Custer High School in 1949. She then went on to business school in Denver until May 1950. She returned to Custer and worked for the Geological Survey.
In 1951 she married Hank Pepin and they spent their life together ranching and raising a family.
Aileen died Jan. 2, 2024. She was 92.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hank; infant daughter, Roxanne; and her parents.
Aileen is survived by her children, Lela (Larry) Larson, MariLynn (Les) Reindl, Wendell (Gerri) Pepin, Jim Pepin, Maxine (Stan) Crandell, Sue (Joe) Sawyer, Tom Pepin, Ray (Anita) Pepin and Barb (Ken) Irwin; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Per her request there will be no services.
Memorials will go to the Sundance Hospital Comfort Care in Sundance, Wyo.
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