Millcreek is celebrating the life of our founder, Lynda Pealer, who passed away December 24, 2018. Lynda, together with George, began Millcreek Gardens in February of 1978. Millcreek grew from Lynda and George’s vision and desire to provide high quality plants to the Ohio Valley Region. Lynda in particular had a passion for herbs; being a wonderful cook she loved to use them in her kitchen. Wanting others to have the same opportunities, Lynda developed Millcreek into a pioneer in the industry as one of the first nurseries in our region to provide herbs on a wholesale basis. Lynda was our herb grower for many years and our company’s success today is a direct reflection of her influence, expertise, and vision.
As Millcreek grew and our staff expanded, Lynda transitioned to management responsibilities in the sales and business offices. Though she retired in 2012, she remained involved in plant selection and compiling our herb offerings from year to year. She also enjoyed working each Fall on the cover design for the Millcreek Catalog.
“I was honored to know and work with Lynda for more than 20 years. She had a profound impact on Millcreek as a founder, owner, grower, and friend. Our entire team will miss her greatly as we carry on her vision. Our thoughts and prayers are with George and the Pealer family.” Megan Armstrong, Assistant General Manager and Business Office Manager.
Lynda’s obituary can be read here.