KAREN McGREGOR

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KAREN LOUISE McGREGOR (Age 74)  

Karen Louise McGregor of Lansdowne, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 after complications due to a long struggle with Lewy Bodies Dementia. She was born in Washington, DC in 1943, and was raised in Mt. Ranier and Hyattsville, Maryland. Karen was the daughter of James and Freida McCarthy. She is survived by her husband of more than 52 years, Dennis N. McGregor, two sons, Dennis Jr. and Michael, grandsons, Austin McGregor and Nicholas Chen, and sisters Jeannene Linnehan, Karleen Higgins and Denise Woodruff (deceased). Karen graduated from St. James elementary school, Mt. Rainier, Maryland, and Notre Dame Academy, Washington, DC. Early in her career she worked at the Catholic University of America where she met her husband. Karen and her sisters all shared a very special bond which included a love of antiques, the beach and quality family time - this bond extended unto all their kids, grandkids, friends and multiple generations. Karen was known as the spunky spitfire of the group. While she was a dedicated, and savvy true work horse, her greatest passion was devoted to her two sons, her grandsons, and to her loving husband of 52 years. Her boys were her treasure here on earth and the love she held endearingly for them was evident in all aspects of her life. She called her husband one of the few good men whom she so fondly held the utmost devotion. For Karen, family was her top priority and her greatest joy in life. She had a distinguished career in commercial real estate for over 25 years and became a vice president for property management and leasing for the Mills Corporation, retiring in 2002. Since retiring, she devoted her time and energy to her family, her talent as an artist and collecting antiques. The core of Karen's legacy that she is leaving behind is comprised of the countless acts of kindness, unselfishness, charitable contributions and good deeds she gave to her dear friends and family members. So many lives were genuinely touched by Karen. Heaven has won a true angel. A private family memorial service will be held on June 2, 2018 at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, MD.

Published in The Washington Post on May 15, 2018