Obit: Becky McGregor

Obit: Becky McGregor

August 13th, 2019 in Obituaries
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Rebecca Fackler (Becky) McGregor, 95, died peacefully on August 11at her home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her as having a generous spirit, a kind heart, a love of nature, a desire for justice and endless empathy for others. Becky was born on February 6, 1924 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Faye Kennedy Fackler and Walter F. Fackler. She graduated from Red Bank High School in 1942. When her family moved to Mobile, Alabama, she developed a lifelong love of horses and horseback riding. After returning to Chattanooga, she worked in the display department at Loveman’s Department Store. Becky married Clarence A. (Unk) McGregor in 1945 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where their four children were born. The family moved to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia in 1958, where Unk was a partner in Jemco, Inc. Becky raised her four children and was very active in her community. She was a founding member of the Fort Oglethorpe Preservation Society and took great pride in sharing stories of and taking action to ensure the integrity of “The Post” in Fort Oglethorpe, home of the 6 th Cavalry, for future generations. She was instrumental in having The Post included on the National Register of Historic Places. Becky represented Catoosa County on the Northwest Georgia Regional Library Board, was a member of the Fort Oglethorpe Chamber of Commerce and a member of Christ Church-Episcopal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. McGregor, her youngest son, Gregor McGregor, and her brother, Mark K. Fackler. She is survived by three of her four children, Lucinda M. Robinson (Peter), Sarah M. Streiff (Jeffrey) and Alexander McGregor (Leslie Smith); her daughter-in-law, Deborah H. McGregor; her grandchildren, Molly R. Green, Cameron M. Robinson, H. Parker Norton, Jordan A. Streiff, Micah J. Streiff, Cory A. Streiff, Benjamin R. Gale, Rowan C. McGregor, Keely R. Anderson and Gregory A. Shipp; her great-grandchildren, Charlie and Spencer Green, Sophia, Olivia and Maxwell Norton, Carter and Lauren Gale and Phoebe Anderson and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, at 12:00 noon at Chattanooga Memorial Park, 501 Memorial Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga-the South Team, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, (706) 866-5400). Please visit their website wecare@heritagebattlefield.com to share your condolences and memories of Becky.


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