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Pepper Barnes

March 10, 2009 — October 4, 2023

Temple

Pepper Barnes, (pet) 14yrs,  a beloved member of the Barnes family, has passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, in Temple, Texas. Born on March 10th, 2009 in Killeen, Texas, Pepper brought immense joy and companionship to everyone she encountered throughout her life.

Pepper will always be remembered for her unwavering love and dedication to her human family members. She had a special affinity for children and could often be found playing with them, bringing boundless happiness to their lives. Her presence offered comfort and solace during both joyful and difficult times.

The education Pepper received from her devoted human father was truly remarkable. She mastered a range of commands including barking, whispering, sitting, staying, coming when called, and going on adventures together. Her intelligence and willingness to learn were admirable traits that endeared her to all who knew her.

Calm as calm could be, Pepper possessed a serene temperament that was evident in her every action. She had an attentive nature and was always there to listen to those around her. Nothing brought her greater joy than cuddling with her human family members or following them wherever they went. Even the sound of keys jingling would excite Pepper as she eagerly jumped into the car ready for any adventure that awaited her. Whether it was a routine visit to Dr. Gosney at the vet's office or a leisurely trip to explore new places, Pepper's enthusiasm never wavered.

Pepper had a discerning palate when it came to treats. Blue Buffalo Biscuits and Dentastix were among her favorite indulgences. Her daily diet consisted of Blue Mountain Dog Food which kept her healthy and full of energy.

In her free time, Pepper enjoyed various hobbies and interests. Playing with toys provided endless entertainment for her curious mind while exploring the outdoors allowed her to relish in the wonders of nature.

Tragically, Pepper's peaceful slumber in the backyard on that fateful day became her final rest. Surrounded by the warmth of the sun, she peacefully passed away, leaving cherished memories that will forever be etched in the hearts of her loved ones.

Pepper is survived by her beloved human father, Gary Barnes, who shared an unbreakable bond with her. Additionally, she leaves behind cherished family members Angela Barnes, Layla Cintron, and Clayton Whetzel.

During this time of mourning, let us remember Pepper Barnes for the boundless love and joy she brought into our lives. May her memory live on as a reminder of the profound impact she had on our hearts. Rest in peace, dear Pepper. You will be missed but never forgotten.

in lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to the local animal shelter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center in Temple, Tx.

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