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Gregory, Adelaide

Adelaide Gregory

Services: Have been held.

Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque.

She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self.

Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech University. She taught English in public schools for 45 years, the last 25 at Portales Junior High School. She loved her students and strove to always guide them toward happy and productive lives. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Portales. Possessed of tremendous energy, she gave unselfishly to family, friends and the Portales community.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Virgil Gregory; two sisters, Rugh Payte and Hazel Self of Lubbock; and three brothers, R.E. Self of Elida, Vaughter Self of Silverton, Texas, and Boyd Self of Alamosa, Colo.

She is survived by four children, John Gregory of Salmon, Idaho, David Gregory (and wife, Allison) of Santa Fe, Susan Gardenhire (and husband, Gene) of Albuquerque and Sinda McCaffery (Larry) of Borrego Springs, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Rhonda DeHaan, Laura Gregory, Stacey Walker, Tiffany Andre, Mark Ross Urton, Rebecca Furguson and Kyle Hahn; two daughters-in-law, Rita Gregory and Valeria Allen; two sisters-in-law, Dollie Self of Elida and Audrey Gregory of Oklahoma City; four step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be John Gregory, David Gregory, Mark Urton, Gene Gardenhire, Larry McCaffery, Guy Strunk, James Derrill Cody, Matt Ferguson and John Gentry.

Honorary pallbearers are Ocie DeHaan, Joel Ferguson, Dave DeHaan, John Walker, Tim Andre, Joe Ross Self and Joe Alan Self.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.

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