Carol Thelma Gregory
Carol Has Requested No Services
Tuesday, December 6, 1938
Date of Death:
Monday, April 3, 2017
78 years old
Carol Thelma Gregory
Ms. Gregory, 78, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Lake Oswego, OR, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Saint Marys Hospital. Carol was born December 6, 1938, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to John and Kate Loewen.
She graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, WA, in 1956, and married Kennard W. Gregory, Jr., on November 28, 1959, in Tacoma. Together they raised two sons. The family lived primarily in Salem and Lake Oswego, OR. They divorced in 1981. Carol remained in Lake Oswego, active in her church and working as a bookkeeper at Wizer’s Oswego Foods. In 2015, she moved to Rochester, MN, to be near her grandchildren.
Survivors include Carol’s two sons, Craig (wife Fang) Gregory of San Antonio, TX, and John (wife Sharon) Gregory of Salem, OR, and two grandchildren, Dr. Jeremy (husband Dana) Cutsforth-Gregory of Rochester, MN, and Ashley Gregory of Winona, MN.
Carol loved sewing, knitting, lighthouses, and Democratic politics. She also loved food, especially bacon, fried chicken skin, and chocolate.
Memorials are preferred to the Human Rights Campaign or Wounded Warrior Project.
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Carol and I met at church in Lake Oswego, Oregon. We were both on the Reconciling Task Force, later the Inclusiveness Committee. We were part of the uphill work for full inclusion of all God's children in the United Methodist Church and in society in general. Even when her health declined so that she could not attend meetings and staff information tables, she assured me of her faithful commitment to our goals. She saw no reason to create divisions to create "us" and "them" in our world. I was often inspired by Carol's diligence and steadfastness. Her love of family and sense of humor were also wonderful traits. May she rest in peace and understand someday that our goals have been accomplished! My sympathy to her family. You have lost a wonderful matriarch; however, you knew the jewel she was for many years.
My condolences for the loss of your loved one, and may you find comfort in this future promise from God, Revelation 21:3,4,5.
This was one strong lady. It has been a hoot to observe her. Strong personalities are fun.
While I did not know Carol personally, anyone that is as loved as Carol must be a truly magnificent person.
My condolences to you both on your loss.