BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Memorial services for iconic cookbook author, Holly Clegg, took place in Baton Rouge Thursday, Nov. 7.
Clegg ended her battle with stomach cancer Friday, Nov. 1 while surrounded by loved ones in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted to support Holly Clegg’s Gastric Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson, a fund started by Clegg to raise awareness for various gastrointestinal cancers. Donations can be made by clicking the link here. Once on the donation page, simply select “I’d like to choose where my donation will go”, select the “other” field, and type “Holly Clegg Gastric Cancer Fund.”
A memorial service will be held in Baton Rouge at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3354 Kleinert Ave. Visiting starts at 9 a.m.
“Holly told the family [on the day prior to her death] that she had no regrets and found peace with her ultimate outcome,” states a post shared to Clegg’s Facebook account. “Knowing her doctors were moments away from launching a clinical trial because of the money raised, brought tears of joy to her eyes. Her hope was to help save others’ lives down the line.”
Cleggs family and supporters memorialized her through posts on social media using #TeamHolly.
Read more about Clegg by clicking the links below:
- Holly Clegg, known for popularizing recipes for cancer and diabetes patients, has died
- Baton Rouge food writer diagnosed with stomach cancer
- Holly Clegg, Baton Rouge author diagnosed with stomach cancer, out of surgery in good spirits
- Well-known Baton Rouge cookbook author, Holly Clegg, enters hospice care for stomach cancer
- Holly Clegg celebrates milestone anniversary amid cancer journey
A memorial service was held in Dallas on Monday, Nov. 4 at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home.