Gary Peabody Memorial
Dear friends and neighbors, it is with great sadness that we bring news of the passing of our friend and neighbor, Gary Peabody, after his battle with Covid, complicated by his blood cancer.
Gary was a great man. He and his wife Denise have tirelessly served Clayton Pond for many years. Gary's Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held outdoors at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16th at Heritage Presbyterian Church (14500 N Western Ave, Edmond, OK 73013). Donations may be made in honor of Gary to BeTheMatch.org or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Gary's Obituary page with Crawford Funeral Service:
Gary's service will also be live-streamed on the Heritage Presbyterian Church Facebook page:
Gary's wife, Denise, is the lady most of us see planting flowers at the entrances of our neighborhood, weeding and putting up and taking down the Christmas Decorations. This week, in the wake of saying goodbye to her husband, she was taking down the Christmas decorations at the entrance off of 2nd street.
Denise, our hearts hurt for your loss, but we rejoice with you, as you have said, in knowing that Gary is celebrating with Jesus and seeing Him, face to face.
Thank you!!! Neighborhood Cleanup 2020
A special thank you to each resident who participated in the Neighborhood Clean-up last Saturday. We were delighted to ha e so many persons actively involved. Paul Quall's cookout was a welcome conclusion for the work day. Denise Peabody did a great job of listing tasks that needed to be done.
The HOA board members are well aware of interest in the opening of the swimming pool. We are seeking information and guidance from a variety of credible sources including the state, county, city, the neighborhood alliance and other HOA's. We will meet soon to determine what is in the best interest of those who choose to use the pool. We expect some changes from previous summers due to the prevailing circumstances with Corona virus. Also, we had decided months ago to make some needed repairs in and around the pool in preparation for opening this summer. We want your pool experience to be safe, relaxing and pleasant.
This year's annual Clayton Pond HOA meeting that was scheduled in March was postponed, and soon we will announce a new date and place for the meeting.
DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS
I continue to be amazed at the work this group of people contribute to the care of this neighborhood technically called "The Village on Clayton Pond".
Budgets, accounting, contracts, negotiating bids, lawn care, pond care, volunteer work....this list could go on. It can be a very rewarding job taking care our community and it is an important one.
In my mind, it seems we are becoming a neighborhood of front yard dwellers, where neighbors are invited to sit a while, even if just to take in the beauty of the neighborhood. As I walk along the streets, I love to see open back yards, beautifully landscaped offering a nice backdrop to the ponds, benches thoughtfully placed with pillows to celebrate the seasons and chairs that harken to come and sit a while.
Our little neighborhood that people seek out to become a part of, truly is The Village on Clayton Pond.
If you would like to be a part of making this an even greater place to live, we welcome you to find out more.
CLAYTON POND SPOTLIGHT