December 15, 1939 ~ June 4, 2001

Born in: Ojo, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

William J. 'Bill'Gregory, 61,passed away June 4, 2001 at Parkview Hospital. Survived by his wife, Violet M. Gregory of the family home, children, J. Thomas (Sherry) Gregory, Colorado Springs, Jennifer (Larry) Whitfield, College Station, Texas, John W. Gregory of Colorado Springs, sisters, Ellen (Mike) Valent, Canon City, Shirley (Donald) Shosky, Denver, brother-in-law, Emmett King, Walsenburg, sister-in-law, Thelma Gregory, Cortez, Colo., grandchildren, Riley Gregory and Parker Gregory, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Catherine (nee O'Neil) Gregory, sister, Frances King, and brother, James T. Gregory, Jr. He was born in Ojo, Colorado on December 15, 1939 and has been a resident of Pueblo the past 16 years, retiring in 1995 as an engineering technician for the Colorado Department of Transportation, after 32 years of service. Member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Eagles Aerie No. 145. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2001 at First United Methodist Church, 11th & Court Street with the Reverend Gene Hagerman, officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Diabetes Foundation or charity of choice, through the funeral home.

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  1. Uncle Bill and all his family will remain in my heart and prayers forever. The stories and memories of all of us together will be told over and over to my child, nephews, nieces and cousins. I am sorry it always takes a loss of a loved one to recognize how important family is.

    Uncle Bill I know you are watching over us with your beautiful bright blue eyes and I will never forget your joyous laughter that I loved so much.

  2. Vi, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was truly a remarkable man. He will be missed by many.

    I enjoyed the many years we worked together. He had that infectious laugh. If I was feeling down, he would just laugh and then I’d start and that was the end of the downer.

    My prayers to you and the family.

  3. Dear Vi and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was truly a wonderful man. We had many great times working together at CDOT, both in the office and in the field.

    I know that you will miss him dearly, and so will I. I only wish that I could have seen him more often after he retired.

    May God’s blessings be with you today and always. I’ll keep you in my prayers

  4. Vi: We were so sorry to hear
    about Bill. We feel we have
    lost a dear friend.

    You are in our thoughts.

    Linn & Fran

  5. My deepest sympathy for family and friends. Bill was so well liked at CDOT and we are all sad to hear of his passing. I pray for God’s peace and healing for you all as you face this loss.

  6. My deepest sympathies for your loss. It has been an honor and privilege to have known Bill as a friend and coworker. He definitely had a most positive influence on my career at CDOT.

  7. Thank you Uncle Bill for all the little things you taught my family about life and the dreams of you in our hearts forever.

  8. Aunt Vi,

    I will always remember Uncle Bill for helping to chaperon parties, camping and fishing trips to Sherwin and Echo Lakes, letting us live with your family while our house was being built and for being my Dad’s buddy. He was my buddy too and he will always live on in my heart. My thoughts are with you, Tommy, Jennifer and John.

    Uncle Bill – I love you. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to the Gregory family.
    Jenn – our thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family. We love you.

  10. Uncle Billy will always be in my thoughts and prayers. The last day of his life I reminded him of a story where a bunch of us (teenagers at the time) were talked into throwing our cigarettes into the camp fire for Uncle Bill. About an hour later he brought his cigarettes out. When Uncle Billy heard this he smiled widely and brought his shoulders up in a chuckle. He knew what I was talking about. I had said a prayer that day asking that Uncle Billy have no trouble crossing over. When I got off the elevator later there were two pennies one heads up, one heads down. I don’t know if you know this but if you find a penny it means angels are around you. I found two which let me know that uncle Billy made it and he wasn’t alone.
    I have so many memories camping, parties, dancing, quiet talks, him and Larry sleeping, communicating telepathically. State Fair. Do you know that Uncle Billy was Jesus with his shoes on! To Aunt Vi, Tommy, Jen and John I am always there for you. If you need anything or just want to talk please call. And Uncle Billy I know you are in a better place now, one with no pain no anger no violence. P.S. Please tell Grandma Gregory hi and I love her. Until we meet again Susie

  11. Uncle Billy…what a great, funny, happy, proud, and joyful man. He brought many fond memories to each and every family member and friend. I watched him all the time whenever he was around. I watched him hang out on my grammy’s back porch late at night talking, or talking to people in his garage. He definitly let everyone know how much he cared for them. I know especially, he was proud of his family. And still is as he protects them from the depths of heaven. I love all of you – and please keep in touch, especially in such a time of need. If you need a smile, think how great it will be the next time you see uncle Billy, cuz it will be crossing over a rainbow bridge, he will be carrying the gorgeuos smile, and shiny buffed head! Oh yeah, and the long hair, well, maybe he will find a barber up there to cut it for him, what do you guys think? I send my sympathy out to Vi, Tommy, Jennifer, John, and the sisters and other family members of Uncle Billy.
    Write me for a smile, or support at ImaQT8900@aol.com

    Uncle Billy, I whispered in your ear to come visit my family, please do not forget, and let us know you are there.

    Love
    Little Suzi (i might be little, but i carry wise support and smile and help – so write me)

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