Corydon (Cordy) Pieper
|Posted 2021-07-20 by mhenderson|
|Published by Mohave Daily News Online from Jul. 20 to Jul. 29, 2021 -|
Bullhead City, Arizona -
Corydon "Cordy" Pieper, age 87, of Mohave Valley, Ariz., passed away
at home of natural causes on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the loving arms
of his daughters Caren Hull and Linda Rowland.
Born October 21, 1933, Cordy was the son of the late Malvern R. Pieper
and Madeleine Milne Pieper. Cordy was born and raised in Pasadena,
California. Influenced by his motorcycle racing world champion uncles
Jack and Cordy Milne, Cordy began riding motorcycles and working in
his uncles shop at an early age. Motor sports would continue to be a
source of joy for Cordy throughout his life.
During the 1950's Cordy raced motorcycles professionally for the Milne
Brothers. His racing highlights included first-place finishes at the
Catalina Gran Prix in 1958 and the Green Horn Enduro. Cordy and his
fellow racing buddies formed the Buzzards, a motorcycle club in
Cordy served in the US Army from 1953-1955. For much of this time he
was stationed in Germany providing him an opportunity to explore much
of Europe. After honorably serving his country, he returned to
California and obtained a business degree from Woodbury College in Los
Angeles. In 1959 he married his long-time sweetheart, Cecile Gideon
and they had two children Caren and Linda.
Cordy joined the Los Angeles Fire Department and spent 11 years at
station 12 as an Engineer before an injury led to early retirement.
Cordy and his family moved to Mohave Valley, Ariz. in 1973, an area
that he truly loved for more than half his life.
Cordy was truly a Renaissance man - he lived life large and was always
in charge. There was not an engine he could not fix or a problem he
could not solve. He was the first person you came to with any
mechanical problem and the person whose advice and leadership you
could fully trust without question. He made great use of his time in
Northwestern Arizona spending many hours fishing, hunting, hiking, and
enjoying summers in his RV in the cool mountains around Flagstaff and
the White Mountains. He always had a loyal dog by his side and a
gathering spot in his garage for him and his many friends. He loved
his family and friends and was especially proud of his daughters and
granddaughters' accomplishments. He always supported causes that were
near to his heart and was a lifetime philanthropist.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Drucilla
He is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughters, Dr. Caren
Pieper Hull and Linda Rowland; sons-in-law, Dr. Bryan Hull and Brad
Rowland; granddaughters, Piper Hull and Brenna Rowland.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Desert
Lawn Cemetery in Mohave Valley, Arizona. The service will begin at 10
am with burial at 11 am and reception to follow at the Willow Valley
Club House in Willow Valley Estates at 2 pm.
See Also: Find A Grave
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