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David John McGregor

September 11, 1932 October 4, 2018
David John McGregor
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Obituary for David John McGregor

David John McGregor, Sr. passed away in Salem, Oregon on October 4, 2018 at the age of 86. Dave was surrounded by his loving family. Dave was the second child to David Laurie and Lillian McGregor on September 11, 1932 in Portland, Oregon later moving with his family to Gresham, Oregon where he graduated from high school in 1950.

With his eye on an engineering degree, David continued his education at Oregon State College (University) graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During his college days, he was an active part of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. David met Patricia Ann Hickert while at OSC and married their senior year. Their marriage lasted 64 loving years until Patricia’s passing in December, 2017.

After graduation, Dave and Pat moved to Connecticut where their first two children, Judy and Mark, were born. Then Dave’s occupation as an engineer, with Pratt and Whitney, took the family to Lake Park, Florida. Here, John and Don were born. In 1965, the family moved to McMinnville where Dave started his career in McMinnville as a general contractor, retiring in 1978.

During his career in McMinnville, Dave played an active role in the Walnut City Kiwanis, elected as the Regional Governor. Dave’s favorite Kiwanis project was making a variety of wooden toys for local children.

Retiring didn’t hold Dave down. He purchased Fort Sheridan Ranch and raised cattle for a number of years. Daily, Dave would get on his bike and ride the countryside around McMinnville. Later, Pat and Dave’s travels took them to the La Quinta, California area where they explored the sunshine.

Dave is predeceased by his loving wife, Patricia (2017) and his daughter Judy (1998). Dave is survived by his sons Mark (Lindy); John (Tracy); and Don; grandchildren Shannon, Allison and Kasey.

Celebration of Life will be set at a later date. Dave will be interned at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville, OR. Friends wishing to honor Dave, may do so with donations to Walnut City Kiwanis at or Alzheimer’s Foundation at

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Cemetery Details


Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

135 N.E. Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

135 N.E. Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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