Obituary for Clauda Green
Clauda Stanton Green, age 84, was called home by her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2017 in Ormond Beach. She was born October 29, 1933 in the outskirts of now Ormond Beach. Clauda always loved plants, animals, and people, and was willing to help anyone she could. When Clauda was old enough, she worked at Weeks Grocery, not far from Ormond. She was an avid and experienced horsewoman, as her cousin, Vicki Beall, recalls. These ladies grew up together in Ormond, spending summers and Christmases at their grandmother’s home on beachside. Claudia was also a plant expert and was affectionately known in the area as the “Plant Lady.” Her garden was always filled with wonderful flowers and plants. Her expertise in gardening came in handy at Grey’s Garden Centers. She also enjoyed photography and sent many photographs to the Florida Wildlife Magazine. She and her husband Jack Green were true pioneers and made their home in a small cabin in the woods outside Ormond. Being a native Floridian, Clauda had many wonderful stories to tell about the early days of Ormond Beach. She is responsible for two books about local history, as her grandmother, Edith Stanton was the first librarian in Ormond. Thanks to her original pictures and her acute memory, Clauda made our local history come alive. Clauda is survived by her cousin, Vicki Beall, nieces and nephews Cheryl Cloud, Larry Hull, and Miles and her adopted family, Pastor Kevin and Theresa Mahoney, Jack and Anne Oliva, and many others to whom Clauda was “Mom.” A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Ormond Beach, December 11 at 1pm. A celebration of Life Service will be held at Rima Ridge Baptist Church, December 16 at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, send donations to remove Rima Ridge Baptist Church. Condolences to the family may be shared at www.dalewoodwardfuneralhomes.com.