Master Gardeners Place Memorial Stones

Relatives and friends of Master Gardener Ed Clark view his memorial stone. Photo: KCMGA.
Relatives and friends of Master Gardener Ed Clark view his memorial stone. Photo: KCMGA.

On August 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Kaufman County Master Gardeners met to honor the memories of two colleagues who died recently. Engraved memorial stones were placed in the Herb Garden at the Garden Learning Center, located at 3003 S. Washington Street in front of the Kaufman County South Annex.  Family members of both master gardeners attended.

Ed Clark was a member of the first class of Kaufman County Master Gardeners in 2000. He was the Texas Master Gardener Volunteer of the year in 2001 and received Honorable Mention as 2010 Texas Master Gardener Volunteer. Mr. Clark served as KCMGA’s treasurer from 2004 through 2008 and provided office support at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office virtually every Wednesday for ten years. His friendship and dedication are sorely missed. Mr. Clark was also active in the City of Garland Fire and Police Citizen Associations.

Nannette Slaughter, class of 2008, came to Kaufman from Aztec, New Mexico, where she had been a New Mexico Master Gardener. Ms. Slaughter was also active in the American Rose Society, the Kaufman Garden Club and the North Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club. In the short time she was with us, Ms. Slaughter inspired us with her enthusiasm and willingness to do whatever tasks needed to be done.

Members of Master Gardener Nanette Slaughter’s family view her memorial stone. Photo: KCMGA.
Members of Master Gardener Nanette Slaughter’s family view her memorial stone. Photo: KCMGA.

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