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Mae Gregersen
B: 1925-05-15
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Mae Gregersen Mae Gregersen
In Memory of
Mae Gregersen (Russell)
1925 - 2018
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Condolence From: David & Jackie Conder
Condolence: Karen & family,
Our thoughts and sincere prayers for all of you. We really loved and respected Chuck and Mae. To us in a younger generation they set a wonderful example of love, marriage and Christian people. We are thankful for that and the privilege to have known them. We were so excited when we came to visit at the church to see them. As we get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day we know they will get to be with each other again. Until our day comes Chuck and Mae, see you then.
Love,
David & Jackie Conder
Saturday February 03, 2018
Condolence From: Mae's Grandaughter, Denise
Condolence: Remembering…

Posted on February 2, 2018


Few people would have used the word “quiet” to describe Mae Gregersen.

At least until the past few years, my memories of her are those of a lively, mischievous woman. Outspoken, to be certain, rather stubborn, and just a touch rebellious when it suited her.

Some of my earliest memories take place in her home – playing in the backyard under the orange tree, digging tiny rivers among the rose bushes. I remember music, and the color blue, and impatiently waiting for my turn in the single bathroom. One of the most distinct memories I have as a toddler was of her hysterical reaction when I borrowed her scissors to chop off my long, blonde curls. It was just slightly over the top – I may have inherited a bit of theatricality from her.

Grandma was demonstrative with her affection – just not always in a traditional way. Instead of hugs and kisses, she tended to sit next to you and smack you repeatedly on the leg when overcome with loving emotion. She loved to tease people she cared about, and was legendary for openly critiquing any facial hair or untraditional hairstyle.

I’ll never forget my unfortunate prom date, who rode a bus 8 hours to get to me and bunked for the weekend in my grandparents’ spare room. It was the late 80’s, and his new wave hairstyle apparently occasioned some rather emphatic commentary. When asked how he was getting along with Grandma, the poor fellow blurted out “She’s a fascist!” , which became something of an inside joke in the family afterwards.

In larger groups, Grandma was the life of the party – she blossomed with attention, flirted with the best of them, and laughed – oh, how she laughed.

I have missed her laughter the most over the last four years.

I know all too well how adrift she must have felt when Grandpa left us – how difficult it must have been for her to accept losing her best friend and constant companion after seventy years. It was hard enough after seven.

Her macular degeneration was another blow – losing the easy escape of burying herself in a book, seeing the world around her grow a little darker every day… no wonder her spark had faded. No wonder she grew… quiet.

But I will always remember her spark, and her laugh, and today I will think of her with that glow on her face as she has reunited with her love, regained her sight, and who knows – may even be teaching the angels to jitterbug.

~ In memory of Mae Gregersen –
May 15, 1925 – January 29, 2018

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Friday February 02, 2018
Condolence From: Lloyd Roberts
Condolence: So glad that Chuck and Mae are together again!
Our loss is God's gain.
Two great Christian people!
We are so sorry for the family, especially for Karen, and we know that you did all you could do!
Lloyd and Gwen Roberts
Friday February 02, 2018