Friends of the late Jack Peyton, who with his dog Rosebud was a familiar sight in Sacramento’s Land Park area during daily walks, have established a fund to purchase a memorial bench to be installed in William Land Park.
Peyton died of cancer Dec. 26, leaving the many people he and his English bulldog met as they traversed the park and surrounding neighborhood mourning their loss.
Neighborhood resident Susan Hoeffel said the Land Park Volunteer Corps will serve as the liaison with the city to make sure the bench becomes a reality.
Donations can be sent to the Land Park Volunteer Corps, Jack Peyton Bench Fund, 3053 Freeport Blvd. No. 231, Sacramento, CA 95818. Hoeffel said donations are tax deductible.
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Family members last week said the 10-year-old dog was adjusting to the loss. She will have a new home with Peyton’s sister Janet Whitham in Kansas. Family members said Rosebud is expected to return to Sacramento for dedication of the memorial bench.