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GARY GREGORY Gary Gregory grew up in the small town of Tonapah, Nevada where he was born to Fred and Thelma Gregory. Gary was the third of four children among his oldest sister Maudrie, first brother Duane, and youngest brother Doyle, of which he claimed all 3 siblings gave him the best cowboy stories ever told. Gary completed his pre-dental work at The University of California, Davis and continued on to graduate at the top of his class in Dental School at Loma Linda University. Gary always gave back to the community and never batting an eye to help someone else advance their future and succeed. An inspiration to any-one's work ethic, it was no question why Gary was such a successful Dentist. Gary had a way about him that many would describe as gentle but inspiring. He wasn't outspoken, and didn't need to say much to get his point across. As a professional, his kind but stern personality defined his success and impressed others to follow in his footsteps. A pioneer of dentistry, he was awarded by the American Dental Association for his publications on dental implantation and High-Speed Gold Casting, which are now held in the Library of Congress. Being the first to provide implant dentistry in the city of Chico, he was a respected figure amongst his colleagues, and found it essential to provide immaculate care to each and every patient. His patients adored him and co-workers often sought out for his direction and advice. Gary and Karina were married at Tavern on the Green in New York City 27 years ago. An avid golfer, he enjoyed taking Karina and their daughter Bryana to new courses and spending many hours with Bryana at her lessons and on the driving range to help further her career as a professional golfer. Whether it was his job or his family, Gary always gave more than anyone could ask for. Aside from golf, Gary had much to show in the areas of knowledge and creativity. He was the 'guy' that seemed to know the answer to everything and could fix anything. He built a 1200 acre ranch, where himself, Karina, and Bryana called home and raised 500 head of cattle. He was a rancher and all-around cowboy including years of roping with his sister Maudrie. A soft-spoken, knowledgeable, and eloquent man, Gary certainly has left a legacy and some awfully big shoes to fill. After his passing on March 17, 2013, a private memorial was held on April 10, 2013 at his favorite Golf Course Cache Creek. A big thank you to all the cards and flowers sent in remembrance of Gary.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 26, 2013
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