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Patricia Ann Hickert McGregor

April 23, 1932 December 30, 2017
Patricia Ann Hickert McGregor
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Patricia Ann (Hickert) McGregor passed away in Salem, Oregon on December 30, 2017. Her passing was peaceful, surrounded by her caring family. Pat was born the third of four children to George and Dorothy Hickert on April 23, 1932 in Greeley, Colorado. At age ten, she moved to Portland, then two years later to Newberg, Oregon where Pat graduated from Newberg High School in the Class of 1950.

Pat went Oregon State College (University) graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During her college days, Pat was an integral part of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta and Pat met and befriended many sisters who became life-long friends. During her freshman year at Oregon State she met her future husband Dave. They were married December 20, 1953 and just recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

After graduation, Dave and Pat moved to Connecticut where their first two children, Judy and Mark, were born. Then Dave’s occupation took them to Lake Park, Florida where John and Don were born. In 1965, the family pulled up stakes and moved to McMinnville, Oregon where Pat started her lengthy career in education. For the next 27 years, Pat worked for the Salem-Keizer School District. Beginning her teaching career at North Salem High School in Health and Physical Education, then transitioning into administration as the Dean of Girls. She then moved to McKay High School as an administrator before retiring in 1993.

After retiring, she began a second career as a grandmother to Shannon, Allison and Kasey. She enjoyed doing a variety of activities with her grandchildren when they visited her often. When she didn’t have a grandchild in tow, you could catch Pat doing intricate counted-cross stitch and organizing large family gatherings for the holidays.

Traveling and biking were two loves of Pat and Dave. In retirement, they wintered in Palm Springs, California and travelled across the United States. Pat was a loving, caring and generous person and continued to share her educational knowledge by volunteering at a local elementary school with the same instructor for nearly twenty years. She loved children.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents George and Dorothy Hickert; sister Jean; brother Jack and daughter Judy. She is survived by husband David McGregor; brother Bruce (Lauri); sons Mark (Lindy); John (Tracy); and Don; grandchildren Shannon, Allison, and Kasey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be set at a later date. Pat will be interned at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville, Oregon. Friends and family wishing to honor Pat can do so with donations to a reading program at a local elementary school of your choice. Assisting the family is Macy and Sons Funeral Directors.

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Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

8000 North Hwy 99W
McMinnville, OR 97128

8000 North Hwy 99W McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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