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Mary Tegenkamp

September 15, 1929 — November 6, 2020

On Friday, November 6, 2020 Mary Hall Pepper Tegenkamp peacefully passed away surrounded by family at her daughter’s house in Watsonville. She was 91 years old.

Ms. Tegenkamp was born on September 15, 1929 and was a native of Tarrant Co., Texas.  As a young girl, Mary went to live at Saint Joseph’s home for girls and was raised by the sisters.  She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy.  Mary worked in the restaurant business her whole life.  She started out car hopping as a young girl and ended up in management for Golden West Restaurant where she retired.  Mary loved sewing, reading, gardening, family gatherings, and was dedicated to her Catholic Religion.

Ms. Tegenkamp was preceded in death by husband William Joseph Pepper, husband George Tegenkamp; her daughter, Paula Louise Elmore; her parents, Calvert Hall and Bessie Lee Baker; and her siblings Robert Hall, Billie Ruth Sorge, and Juanita Bonzo.

She is survived by her children Geridine Freitas, Joseph Pepper, Margaret Pepper, Mary Pepper, and Catherine Bobeda; her brothers Calvert Hall and Donald Hall; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 5:00-9:00PM with a rosary to take place at 6:00PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel. A funeral mass in honor of Mary will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00AM at Saint Patrick’s Church with the burial to follow at Pioneer Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of The Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel,

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Ave Maria Memorial Chapel

609 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am

Saint Patrick’!s Church (Pioneer Cemetery)


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