Margaret (Peggy) Fenton Glazzard Grady, beloved mother — in service to all, passed away in Laurelwood, Ore., on Aug. 11, 2013.
Born on Oct. 27, 1929, in Lakewood, Ohio, she spent her early life in the Midwest and later years on the West Coast.
Her grandmother, Prudence Steele Haines, inspired the endless source of love, creativity, care and compassion she bestowed on everyone she met and was reflected in everything she did.
A seeker of truth and dedicated to goodness, health and well-being, healing was her life’s passion and she served as a nurse, mental health journalist, county health administrator, Body Talk practitioner and healthy lifestyles advocate.
She taught meditation, served as a minister and spent her last decades in self-offering, intense devotion and endless service to the Source of all goodness.
Her special spirit was complemented by a lively sense of humor and appreciation for lasting friendships, simplicity and beauty and the power of small kindnesses, which were central to her nature and the expression of God through her life.
Her last years were spent in the pioneering adventure of Ananda Center at Laurelwood, which magnetized her very essence. The blessing of her light and love has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her, and she will be dearly remembered with the greatest of love and deepest affection.
She is survived by children Chip Glazzard, Eric (Daiva) Glazzard, Kim Glazzard, Teri Pancoast, Margie Grady and Ed Grady; grandchildren Erica Kellogg, Chase Glazzard, Laura Pancoast, Adam Pancoast, Jonalin Grady and Brian McGinn; and sister, Marian Dexter.
Remembrances and donations may be sent to Ananda Center at Laurelwood at anandalaurelwood.org.
May her memory be eternal!