Billee M. Gregory |

Billee M. Gregory

Billee M. Gregory of Aurora died on Monday, March 17, 2003, at Life Care Center of Aurora after a short illness. She was 85.

Mrs. Gregory was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Glenwood Springs to Gretta and Wilson Pottenger.

She attended schools in Glenwood Springs, Basalt and Leadville and graduated high school in 1935.

She married William “Bill” Gregory on Dec. 4, 1935.

The couple lived in Leadville and Climax for over 45 years. In 1982, they moved to Denver to be closer to their sons.

Mrs. Gregory was a passionate and committed Democrat. She was a delegate to the Democratic Party State Convention. She was a long-time active member of the PEO Sisterhood. She was an avid golfer. She enjoyed being with people and many called her friend.

Mrs. Gregory supported her husband in his many roles in life during their 52-year marriage. She actively campaigned for Bill while he pursued public office, including school board member and Lake County Commissioner. She enjoyed being hostess during his rise to State President of the Elks. They traveled the world in their later years.

Mrs. Gregory is survived by sons and daughters-in-law William C. and Vonna Gregory, James J. and Karen Gregory and Michael J. and Becky Gregory, of Aurora; by daughter and son-in-law Jean Ann and Frank Kochevar of Clifton; by her sister, Carol Bershenyi of Glenwood Springs; by sister-in-law, Winifred Slavin of Wheatridge; by 11 grandchildren; by 9 great-grandchildren; by nephews Wilson Bershenyi of Glenwood Springs and Donald Slavin of Wheatridge; and by niece Billee Jean Nachtrieb of Cortez.

Services and burial will be on Saturday, March 22, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Lakewood.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Mrs. Gregory’s name to Excelsior Youth Center, 15001 E. Oxford Ave., Aurora, CO 80014.

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