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Clement Ray Mondy Jr. 1928 - 2013

Clement Ray Mondy Jr.

This Guest Book has been kept open by Peter and Catherine Boyce, and Cynthia Howard.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Dear Peggy and all the Mondy family,
I have had the pleasure of knowing Clem and Peggy since I moved in across the street at 2010 Viking in 1979. I was the first single girl on the block, and only thirty when I became a part of the Viking Gang. Clem was always so kind to me and helpful as I learned now to take care of my home. There was always a tool that I could borrow and good instructions on how to use it. Clem and Peggy were so open and friendly and treated me like a daughter. Clem and Peggy loved to party and so did I. So it was a natural fit, as I had many block parties at my home with Clem, Peggy and the Viking Gang. In the early days we all stayed up partying and drinking until 2am or 3am. Then as we all aged our partying began to end around midnight, then 10 pm. Clem was always someone who enjoyed a good time with good friends and his burgers were the best! Clem and Peggy saved the neighborhood from becoming an HOA, which is why today we can sell our houses so easily and at such good prices. Clem and Peggy if they thought something was wrong,would put their nose to the grind stone and make a difference. They inspired me to be a better citizen and to never give up if you thought you were right. A lot of hard work and persistence can move a mountain, was their attitude. Clem was always a supporter of intelligent women and women in general. Clem even bought a $10,000 painting of Mayor Whitmire, at a fund raiser for women's political leadership. He bought the painting to honor Peggy and all she had done for Clem, the family and the business. Clem made a big splash at that event as everyone wanted to know who he was. Again, Clem helped make a difference in supporting women in political leadership positions. Clem had a firmly held opinion about most anything and my husband Wil and I enjoyed listening to him. We agreed with much that he had to say but we liked to bounce contradictory ideas off of Clem. Clem was a one of a kind, a self made man with a big heart and a big love of God. Clem was True Grit and made of the Right Stuff. Peggy understood Clem and was always there to make him happy. Peggy has infinite patience,combined with a tender heart. Peggy and Clem adopted my cats Sam and Iggy, or rather my cats adopted them. My cats lived at their house, and were fed really well. Clem loved all animals and you could tell that animals loved him. Clem had a formula for life that worked well for he and Peggy. Even in their eighties, they were always physically active and strong and still mowed their own yards in the sweltering heat of the summer. Amazing folks, you just admired them a lot! As Wil, my husband and I aged into our 60's people began calling us "Clem and Peggy" because we walked a lot, always in T Shirts and shorts and because we were conservative. We always took that as the highest compliment. Clem was a strong Republican, as were we. So we all would put out our Republican campaign signs as soon as our liberal Democrat neighbors put out their campaign signs. We laughed about that. Clem and Peggy took us on a wonderful trip in 2013 to Shiner to visit the brewery and all the sites of Shiner, Clem's hometown. It was a wonderful time listening to Clem's tales about the brewery and growing up in the 20's and 30's in a small Texas town.
Yes, we will miss Clem deeply. We are grateful that our lives have been deeply enriched from knowing Clem.
Kay Burkhalter
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Looking back at the life and legacy of my Grandpa Clement Mondy Jr. He had a hard life form what I know but through hard work, focus, and spirit he had risen to a new person with a beautiful wife, three loving kids and one may he rest in peace son, way to many grandkids and friends to name or count but seriously though the care and love this man has shown me and the people around me in some small way he was a gentle giant in my eyes, but nothing can fill the void he has left behind, I love you Grandpa may you rest in peace, I will never forget what you had shown me and taught me over the years you could, I wish you well on the journey to heaven and Grandma I love you too and I'm keeping you and everybody in my prayers.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Dad, I want to thank you for being Bull of the woods and giving me a love of art and music.

Your love for Mom is endless.

I love you Dad,
Friday, February 14, 2014
Peggy, Just reminding you that Lori and I and many of your neighbors are here for you during this difficult time. Rick
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Catherine & Cindy,
What a great video of your father's 85th birthday!
You have such wonderful memories.
I once heard it said that our parents are the only thing standing between us and death. Their passing is something we must all experience.
Through these times of grief I am sure you are filling your mind with cherished memories and being grateful for life lessons bestowed as your inheritance.
Reflecting on these things will help to see how very much you have been loved. Both the good and the bad have shaped your life, making you who you are.
I am so happy you were able to spend time with your dad during his last days. Time for love, encouragement, forgiveness, healing, acceptance, making new memories.
This experience I am sure, has given you cause to appreciate a deeper relationship with your mother and that you are understanding more the unique qualities of which she is made.
The sorrow and loneliness of missing your dad will always be a part of you and his memory will always be with you, but anticipating seeing him again in just a little while is cause to rejoice.
This is a life experience we both share now. With deeper understanding I am here for you, to pray, to grieve, to cry with you. Tell me what you need. Thank you for being a friend to me.
Love Sharon and Wendell
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