Idalia Laynette Ebert
Idalia Laynette Ebert, affectionately known as “Pepper,” passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2012 in Valencia. Pepper was a longtime resident of Bishop, where she lived with her husband Fred for more than 27 years. Pepper was born Sept. 26, 1925 to Lora and Arthur Hayes and grew up in San Bernardino.
As a young woman she worked for the telephone company where she met Fred Ebert. They were married in 1946 and moved to Shadow Hills, California where they built a home and raised their two sons Kurt and Mark. While in Shadow Hills, Pep was involved with the Theodore Payne foundation for wild flowers and native plants. Pepper’s beautiful home garden was a testament to her love of gardening.
Because Bishop had long been a favorite vacation spot, she and Fred moved there in 1983 for their retirement years. They loved the beauty of the area and it’s wonderful community. Pep was inspired by the scenery of the Sierra and the Owens Valley and painted many beautiful scenes that she hung in her home for all to enjoy. Pepper was involved in Altrusa and Toast Masters and there was never a dull moment when she displayed her spirited outspoken personality!
She was an avid reader, loved to crochet and craft beautiful note cards and book markers that she gifted to her many friends and family. Pep enjoyed weekly trips to the hot springs and lunches with wonderful friends she had met over the years. She greatly missed them all when her health forced her to move to be near her two sons.
Pepper was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Fred Ebert.
She is survived by her son, Kurt and his wife Lori, their two daughters, Jessi and Jodi, Jodi’s husband Danny Draper and their daughter Makenna; and son, Mark, his wife Susan and their two daughters Charissa and Erika.