Robert E. Gregory |

Robert E. Gregory

Robert E. Gregory, age 83, of Grand Junction, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Mesa Manor Care Center.Robert was born June 6, 1923, in DeKoven, Ky., to William W. and Maude (Morris) Gregory, one of nine children. He graduated from high school in Valparaiso, Ind., in 1941. He attended Dodge Technical School and studied to become a radio operator and also worked for American Airlines. He joined the Merchant Marines during World War II. Following the war, he attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., where he attained a bachelor’s degree in education and then graduated from Western State College in Gunnison with a master’s degree in education administration.Robert taught school and served as principal in many communities throughout New Mexico, Colorado and Alaska for 25 years. His specialties included history, geography and Spanish. Robert also served as assistant coach of the girl’s track team at Glenwood Springs. He was very dedicated to helping nurture the academic lives of the children he taught and also served as a mentor in their personal lives. He was honest, honorable and dedicated to his family. He was a lifetime member of B.P.O.E., loved fishing, golfing and spending time with his boys and grandchildren.Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Charlotte, of Grand Junction; sons Dana (Darlene) Gregory, of Craig, and Kelly (Pam) Gregory, of Kansas City, Kan.; brother Richard (Joyce), of Mishawaka, Ind.; sisters Betty (Robert) Bogan, of Las Vegas, and Gladys Schipper, of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 761 Rood Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501.Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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