Ann B. Gregory
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On November 26, 2014, Ann Gregory passed away peacefully from cancer related complications. In her final moments, she was surrounded by people who adored her: her husband Chris, her brother John, mother-in-law Dixie, and other family and friends. She was born on October 26, 1974. Ann's story isn't the story of a battle with cancer. Ann's story is a love story. The love she shared with her husband Chris was an inspiration to those of us who knew her and enjoyed the company of this charming couple. Ann died holding her husband's hand, with the comfort of knowing how deeply she was loved. She knew that to one man, she was everything in the world. Ann loved people, and people loved Ann. We were all charmed by her laugh, her tenderness, her thoughtfulness, her radiance. A conversation with Ann could turn a bad day into a good one. Ann loved her home and the life she made. She loved her cats as if they were her children. She had three of them: Piper, Akiko and Etsuko. They will miss her as much as we will. Ann drove a mini-cooper, she used a Mac, and she loved to bake … she baked often, and she got to see grown men argue over her chocolate cookies more than once. She was an Estimator at Performance contractors and earned her degree in Construction Management. Ann truly loved her job and the people she worked with, and the second floor of Performance Contractors was a brighter place for having her there. As sweet as she was, she just as tough – nobody got the best of Ann. Not even the illness that eventually took her life. Ann was a winner, and a fighter who beat the odds again and again during this long illness and the only battle she lost with cancer was the last one. She won all the others. Her life, her love, and her courage were an inspiration to us all. At the end she was smiling. Ann is survived by her husband Christopher Gregory; brother, John Betts; sister-in-law, Amanda Betts; nephew, Kai Betts. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd, on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9 am until services at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Please visit the online guest book at

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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2014.
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December 3, 2014
So sorry for you loss. Ann seemed to be a courageous woman who also brought light and hope to the lives of others. Many mourn her loss.
Janet Trammell
December 1, 2014
Rest in peace my dear friend. You are an inspiration to us all!
Amy Hilkirk
November 30, 2014
Rest in Peace my sweet friend.
Marc Church
November 30, 2014
I hope that someday, I will be as strong as you. May you enjoy everlasting peace in God's eternal kingdom. You have earned it.
Shawn Fredrick
November 28, 2014
A beautiful eulogy for a beautiful and courageous woman. Her unflagging strength, optimism and grace will always be an inspiration.
Meredith Garcia
November 28, 2014
Love and peace from UK, Manchester. You've touched my heart and one day you'll touch my soul. ( my wife is dealing mBC so appreciate the hurdles you have faced)
Chris Ervine
November 27, 2014
RIP Ann. I didn't get to know you well but know one thing for sure. You touched a lot of lives at Performance Contractors. You will be dearly missed. You were so kind and helpful to Ute' and I. Forever grateful. Love & peace to your family.
Dina Leon
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