Linda Kaye Pepper Wetzel (“Kaye”)

Linda Kaye Pepper Wetzel (“Kaye”), 76, a new resident of Clear Lake, Texas, and formerly of Katy, Texas, gently made her transition from this life into the next on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. She was at home surrounded by her loving family.

Kaye was born on October 21, 1947, to parents Ernest John and Erma Faye Robinson Pepper in Hereford, Texas. Kaye graduated from Milby High School in 1966 and the University of Houston in 1970, where she studied English and Education. After graduation, Kaye taught German at South Houston High School before moving to Hamburg, Germany, where she taught English through a Fulbright Scholarship Teacher Exchange Program. Kaye later went on to receive her MBA from the University of Houston, and to work as an Accounting Manager, Business Owner, and Purchasing Assistant. Kaye retired at age 70.

Kaye married Carl Andres Wetzel, Jr. on June 11, 1977, after meeting him at a Christmas party at Biles and Associates, where they both worked. After marrying, Kaye and Carl moved to South Charleston, West Virginia, before settling back in Houston. Kaye and Carl had one daughter, Lindsay Andréa Wetzel Little.

Kaye attended Unity Church of Christianity in Houston, Texas, where she and her mother, Erma, were active members for more than 40 years. Kaye went on to become a Licensed Unity Teacher, where she shared her love of Christ with many through various classes and programs.

Kaye is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Erma Pepper, in February 1969 and February 2010; Brother, James Richard (“Dick”) Pepper in April 2003; Niece, Kelcie Rene Pepper in April 2007; Nephew, Richard Daniel Locke in March 2007.

She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Carl Andres Wetzel, Jr.; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Lindsay and Carl Little, and Granddaughter, Avery Faye Little; Sister, Charla Jan Pepper; Sisters-in-Law, Terri Eckard (and husband, John), Wendy Oswald, and Jill Biar (and husband, Mark); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Kaye’s memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) at or to Unity Church of Christianity, both of which were near and dear to her heart.


  1. Sending the entire family love and support. Kaye has left such a tremendous legacy and will be missed.

    Elizabeth Pierce
  2. So sad to hear this. Remember Kaye and Carl well from our shared time at Setpoint. She was a wonderful lady indeed!

    Jack Adair
  3. Her constant good humor came from her positive outlook on life. One could not help but be drawn to her. My world is less joyful for her passing. I will miss her very much.

    Kenny K Paynter
  4. Kaye’s gentle spirit blessed me each and every time we met. She was a thoughful , gifted teacher at Unity. Sending healing prayers to the family.

    Sandra Fitts
  5. Kaye taught our Bible class at Unity with so much warmth and love. I’ll treasure her memory always

    Charmaine McGhie
  6. My condolences to Kaye’s family ❤️🙏
    I have the privilege to know Kaye for many years @ Unity Church, she was my teacher and become friends, we travel to the headquarters in the village in KC

    Carmen Fraser
  7. So very sorry to hear of Kaye’s passing. Fond memories from the Setpoint days with so many great people. My condolences to Carl and the rest of Kaye’s family.

    Stacy Howard (formerly Hutchison/Payton)
  8. Kaye was special; alway willing to help and well informed. My condolences Carl, enjoy your grandchildren.

    Lynn Richard
  9. I know Kaye from the rich time of my life at Setpoint. To Carl: grief is extroidinarily painful and unique for every individual. You may find support at There are no rules. I am thinking of you.

    Bob Davis
  10. I am very saddened to find out about Kaye’s passing, and my deep condolences go to Carl and her other family members. Kaye and I were good friends for more than 55 years, even beginning in our teenage youth as she and I attended and graduated from the same junior high and senior high schools in east Houston. Kaye and my sister happened to be classmates and friends in homeroom at school for years; and as a side note, Kaye’s younger sister Charla and I also were classmates and friends in another homeroom. It was a coincidence that Kaye and I would become work colleagues years later after our separate higher educations and initial career histories. She and I had many enjoyable chats on Biles or Setpoint work-related items and other matters of interest (e.g., German culture and language translations). I valued Kaye’s input and opinion and recognize that Kaye was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her.

    Mark Cohen
  11. Kaye’s death hit me hard. She was family, in the Setpoint family, and Kaye helped make it a happy time. My heart goes out to you, Carl, and to your family. God be with you.

    Lloyd Van Horn
  12. I am saddened by Kaye’s passing. She was a special part of happy years at Setpoint. It was always a pleasure to work with her. My heart goes out to you, Carl, and to your family.

    Lloyd Van Horn
  13. So sorry to hear of Kaye’s passing. She was a wonderful person to work with and just to be around. I don’t ever remember her raising her voice with anyone, even when they deserved it. She will be remembered and missed. Carl – Carolynne and I send our condolences.

    Douglas White
  14. So sorry to hear about Kaye’s passing. She was a knowledgeable and kind work colleague. I will always remember Kaye’s and Carl’s visitation and help during Paula’s last days.

    Jerald Goehring
  15. Carl I am sorry for the pain that you must be going through. Kaye was a wonderful person and a great person to work with She will be missed.

    John and Diana Ward

    John Ward

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