Lois M. (Deppe) Jepson

Mrs. Lois Jepson, 88, of Peabody, beloved wife of Kenneth Jepson, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long illness on 1/22/18.

Lois was born in Lynn, MA and was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Ruth Deppe, and the sister of the late Fred C. Deppe. She was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School.

In her youth, Lois was a tap dancer with the stage name, Linda Drake. She traveled with her parents to many cities in the US and Canada to perform. As a young woman, Lois worked at the GE in Lynn and later worked for the City of Peabody.

Lois is survived by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Jepson, her son David Jepson and his wife Linda, daughter Lori McHugh, daughter Sandy Mullen, and son Scott Jepson, her grandchildren, Mathew Jepson, Kerri Jepson, Ken McHugh and his wife Kammie, Stephen McHugh, Joanna McHugh and her fiance Bryan Roberts, Rebecca McHugh, Joshua Mullen, Jared Mullen, Samantha Jepson, and Dan Jepson.

Lois’ family was everything to her. Having them around her was her greatest joy. From dancing a time step with her granddaughters, to playing flip cup with her children and grandchildren at Christmas, she brought the perfect amount of fun and insanity to many family gatherings. She was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be tremendously missed.

A funeral Mass for Lois is Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00AM in St. Anne’s Church, 140 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA. Burial will be private.


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6 Condolences

  1. Denisse on January 29, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I’m so sorry for you loss she was a great lady may god blessed her

  2. Mildred Tamba on January 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I’m so sorry for your lost , she was a wonderful person. I had a great time working with her.you guys are a wonderful family. May God comfort the entire family. You did everything you could for her, you took good care of her. We love her but God love her the best . May her soul rest in peace

  3. Marie Croteau on January 30, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Lori, I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  4. Candice Leva on January 30, 2018 at 3:42 am

    I think I hear Lois dancing with the angels right now and is free. Cherish the memories.

  5. Susan Guarente on February 1, 2018 at 3:40 am


    Such a lovely picture of your mom. So amazing to hear about her adventures and travels as a professional dancer. Of course, I did not meet her until after she had been a mother for many years. I am certain being a mother and later a grandmother brought her the most happiness. I hope the happy memories will help ease some of the sadness surrounding her passing. She is now lovingly watching over you from the other side of the stars.

  6. Joanna Murphy Scott on February 2, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Sorry to hear of Lois’ passing – she and Ken have been dear friends to my parents Joan and Jack for years. Best to you all and hug to Ken.

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