Karen (Hobson) Gregg

  • "I need you now ..."
    - Dan Hobson
  • "Hey Karen, Just got to the Bahamas yesterday. Wish you..."
    - Rick Sisler
  • "I have no words which could possibly express how much Karen..."
    - David Gregg
  • "I can't adaquately express how much I miss and love you. I..."
    - David Gregg
  • "God Bless You Karen! We will all miss you until we meet..."
    - Craig Allen

Karen Ann (Hobson) Gregg, 54, died March 21, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a reception afterward in the Fireside Room at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 8427 Jewel Lake Road.

Karen was born in Fairbanks in the Territory of Alaska in 1956, delighting friends and family at the age of 3 when she believed the celebration of Alaska's statehood in 1959 was for her birthday.

She later attended school in Oregon, graduating from Springfield High School.

Beyond her educational years, Karen wore many hats. She was a homemaker, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, business woman and also a gifted hairdresser. She made and treasured friends, always making many realize they were special to her and to others. She always knew what to say and just how to say it.

Karen constantly opened her home to those in need, from the stray cat to the stray person.

She especially enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. Her home was often the gathering place for parties of all occasions. Her radiant, caring personality drew people to her. Her beautiful smile and laughter will be missed.

Karen is survived by her mother, Lynn Hobson; her husband, David Gregg; and their children: son, David (Jamey) James Gregg and daughter, Erica (husband Trey Miller and son Toby); her sister, Jan Sisler and her children Rick (wife Vilma), Ryan and Robin (wife Sunnya); their father, Richard Sisler; her brother, Larry Hobson and his son Travis; her brother, Daniel Hobson (wife Tonya and their children Cody and Zackary); her two brothers who live in Texas: Dale (wife Donna) and Jim (wife Diana); her cats, Freddy, Mariah and Pebbles; and many additional relatives in the Lower 48.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Hobson; her sister, Lisa Gail; and her loving canine companion, Kaydee.

Memorial donations may be made to Friends of Pets, P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage 99524 or the .

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2010
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