Aug. 16, 1931 Nov. 2, 2012
Dawn was born in Ketchikan, AK, to E. C. Slim and Helen T. Wells.
The family lived in Alaska for many years then moved to Vashon Island, in the state of Washington, then on to Corvallis, OR, where she completed her schooling.
She married Orley Junior Gregg, December 18, 1948, and was blessed with four children.
She is survived by Bobbi Brantley of Redmond, OR, Rick and Kathy Gregg of Anchorage, AK, Toni Shoemaker and Rob Parker of Kelso, WA, Ron Gregg and Deena Clay of Eugene, OR. There are also 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Joan Nemchick of Stayton, OR.
After working for many years as the service department manager at Montgomery Wards and Sears, in Bend, Dawn longed to be back in Alaska, and returned there in 1979, where she continued working for Sears until retiring in 1995. Once again Dawn relocated to Central Oregon in 2000, to be closer to her children and grandchildren, where she spent her remaining years spending time with family, playing bridge, and attending water exercise classes.
A Memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 18331 Pinehurst Drive, Bend, OR.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Redmond, OR.
For more information, please call Ron, at 541- 206-3709 or Bobbi at 541-610-3100.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com.