July 12, 1920-April 28, 2010
On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the angels were singing and rejoicing. Dorothy Faye Gregston went to Heaven to join her beloved husband, Marshall. Mom had resided at Westwind Assisted living Center in Marlow for a short time before moving to Country Club Care, where she went to be with Dad.
The celebration of life will be held in the chapel at First Baptist Church, on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Dick Greenwood and Clif Cummings officiating under the direction of Carter Smart Funeral Home.
Visitation will be at Carter Smart Funeral Home, Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy was born on July 12, 1920 in Marlow, Oklahoma to Edith Cobb Smith and Dewitt Smith. She graduated from Duncan High School in 1938. Her first job was for Hedges and Jackson Wholesale Grocers. She worked at Sunray Refinery during World War II. She met and later married the love of her life, Marshall Ray Gregston on April 21, 1940 in her mother's home. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1992. From their union came two children, Gary Ray Gregston, McCammon, Idaho, and Edith Ann Gregston Korsgard, Duncan.
Dorothy was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church, Duncan. She helped with church services at Country Club Care and in the church office every Monday morning for decades. She really loved to walk every day. Everyone in the north part of Duncan recognized her walking her three miles once or twice a day until about four months ago.
Dorothy enjoyed her grandchildren very much. After Marshall passed away, she and Greg went on several road trips together. He took her to Idaho to see Gary and his family, Huntsville, Ala. to see Ryan, and to Miami, Fla. to see the ocean and walk in the sand for the first time. While there, Ryan flew down to join them and the three went on a Carribean cruise.
She helped her son-in-law by doing deposits, statements, etc., in his business, Roy's Market. With her help, they were able to take a vacation sometimes.
She is survived by Edie and Ronald Korsgard, Duncan, Ryan Korsgard, Houston, Texas, Greg Korsgard, San Francisco, Calif., Gary Gregston, McCammon, Idaho, Caralee Gregston, Melinda Gregston, Matthew and Nicole Gregston, Melissa and Trevor Christensen, Merilee and Bryan Klinger, and Michael Gregston, Idaho, and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Dr. and Mrs. Jack Gregston, Pat Gregston, JoJean Gregston, Marion Clement, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pall bearers will be Lynn Gregston, Jerry Gregston, Jeff Gregston, Jack Gregston, Larry Martin, and Homer Cox. Honorary bearers will be J.R. Hasty, Don Howland, Bill Lewis, Granville Ward and Gail Jones.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made to The Epilepsy Foundation, www.epilepsyfoundation.org/howtohelp/, or 1-800-213-5821.
The family would like to thank the staff at Westwind Assisted Living Center, in Marlow, and the staff at Country Club Care, in Duncan, for the compassionate and loving care given to Mom and her family.
July 12, 1920-April 28, 2010
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