In memory of
Trudy Lue Gregg
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In memory of
Trudy Lue Gregg
TRUDY LUE GREGG Trudy's Song 1949 - 2017 Just as her Spring bulbs started to bloom, the Angels came for the still radiant and beautiful Trudy Lue ( Hunter ) Gregg. She took her last breath on February 27, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Kenneth West Gregg, who held her hand, and told, and retold her every sweet thing he ever said to her, in her last hours. She also leaves her son, Jeremy Elwyn Dorsey, of Sacramento, and her daughter, Malinda Karin Dorsey of Eureka, and her much-adored grandchildren, Bryce Joseph Orion Dorsey (13), twins Austin Devon Dorsey (9) Aiden Chase Dorsey (9), and Violet Grace Karin Dorsey (5). Trudy was special right from the start- a Christmas Holiday baby, born in Lakeview, Oregon, at the end of 1949. Her father was a logger, the family moved frequently, and as she grew up she attended a succession of small town schools in Oregon and California, finally leading the Cheers for the Panthers, and graduating from McKinleyville High in 1968. She worked for the United States Geological Survey for more than 25 years, having earned her way through the ranks to Senior Field Hydrologist before retiring. Trudy was a fabulous cook, and loved preparing meals with her husband for both friends and family, especially at her frequent dinner parties, and took special delight in celebrating holidays. Thanksgiving parties at her second home overlooking Zipper's Beach in Los Cabos often included more than 50 guests. She loved traveling, to warm ocean destinations, and especially the multi city stops along cross country train trip routes in the last years of her life. Trudy loved gardening, especially her collection of Japanese Maples and her Spring bulbs, and was a long time member of the Humboldt Botanical Garden Society. Before her illness, she was often seen along the roadsides in Cutten, taking long walks with the family Dalmatians, Rowdy and Rascal. Trudy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and everyone who came to know her was aware of her generous and loyal nature and spirit, and her extraordinary kindness and thoughtfulness towards all she knew. Trudy leaves behind her loving husband, Kenneth West Gregg, who took care of her over her last two years, and who has lost his wife, and his constant companion, partner, and playmate of twenty eight years. And Trudy's Song ? ( their Song, really ), was "Tupelo Honey", by Van Morrison. Others surviving her are her brothers and sisters, Carl and ( Joy) McKay of Marysville, CA, Wayne and( Leda ) Hunter of Bly, OR, Elaine and ( Richard) Ryan of Nampa, ID, Rick and ( Linda) Hunter of Susanville, CA, Jack and (Peggy) Hunter of Coos Bay, OR, Bonita Hunter of Port Orchard, WA, Paul Hunter of Redding, CA, Nan and ( Terry ) Maddock of Bly, OR, Art Hunter of Post Falls, ID, as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins. She is also survived by Barbara Hunter of Coos Bay, OR, widow of Trudy's brother, Glen. Trudy was predeceased by her mother, Lura Hunter, her father, Harold Hunter, her sister, Faye Still, and her brothers, Gary and Glen Hunter. The Memorial and Celebration of Life for Trudy Gregg will take place Sunday, May 14, 2017, from 2 - 6 pm at the Wharfinger on the Waterfront on Waterfront Drive in Eureka. Donations may be made in her name to Humboldt Hospice, who helped care for her in her last days. Trudy, Darlin', You will missed by SO many, and You leave Our World the poorer for your passing, but you leave All Who Knew You richer for our memories of you. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
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