Jack Flemming Gregg, 76
Memorial services for JACK FLEMING GREGG, 76, will be held at 2:00pm, on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Ft. Laramie Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Beth Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Laramie Cemetery. Jack died on April 19, 2012 at his home in Ft. Laramie with his wife by his side. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be determined at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Jack was born on November 2, 1935 in Crawford, Nebraska the son of Guerney and Bernice (Fleming) Gregg. The family lived in Sioux County, Nebraska where Jack's parents ranched. They moved to Fort Laramie, Wyoming in 1944 and continued ranching; Jack's father raising purebred Hereford cattle and Jack's mom ranched right along side him while being wife and mother. While helping on the ranch; Jack received his education at Ft. Laramie; graduating in 1953. While in school he played basketball; a game he really enjoyed. In 1954, Jack and his friend, Charles Potter entered the U.S. Army. Jack was discharged in 1956 and returned home to continue ranching. In 1968 he moved to Canada and continued to ranch. At this time Jack also became an auctioneer,. He returned home in 1978 following the death of his Dad to care for his mother. Jack raised quarter horses and was an avid chariot racer. He was a carpenter, auctioneer, and a Wyoming Cowboy fan. Jack coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. He played town team basketball and baseball. Jack rode the first leg of the Pony Express re-enactment. He started a riding club and was involved in many other adventures. Jack served as a past member of the Ft Laramie Grange; he was Mayor of Ft. Laramie for 10 years; served as the Ft. Laramie director of the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency from October 1998 until January 2012. His greatest love was for his wife, sister, his daughters, stepsons and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jack met his best friend, life partner, and love of his life Sandy Willey Kipp in 1982 and the couple married in July of 2003. When Jack had a stroke, which affected his right side, he was cared for at home by his loving wife and step-son Robbie. On October 21, 2011, Jack was diagnosed with brain cancer. Surgery was preformed on October 27 but was not completely successful, so Sandy brought him home on November 1, 2011 to continue to care for him until his passing; along with the help, care, concern, and friendship of Mauna Strong.
Jack is survived by his loving life partner and wife, Sandy; his two daughters, Cindy (Darrel) Marquardt of North Platte, NE; and Jody (Tom Braseghini) Price of Rock Springs, WY; his stepsons, Robbie Kipp of Ft. Laramie, WY, and Shane (Sylvia) Kipp of Arapahoe, NE; his sister, Janice (Larry) Schliske of Ft. Collins, CO; brother-in-law, Jerry (Lonna) Willey of Sterling, CO; sisters-in-law Judy Payton of McCook, NE; and Cheryl (Greg) Chambers of Arapahoe , NE; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and a wealth of cousins, nieces, and nephews from both sides of the family. Jack is also survived by his 4-legged companions, Lady Bug, Jacob McGregger, Pup Dog, and Pistol Pete. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guerney and Bernice; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Norris and Lola Willey.
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