Penelope Gregory

Penelope Gregory

Penelope Gregory, 1945-2020, died in Taos, New Mexico, November 1, 2020 as the result of a one vehicle car accident. The owner of AAA Homecare, and resident of Taos, she will be buried in Detroit Lakes, MN. In a private family service. Penny’s family will host a Taos Celebration of Life with friends in Taos in the future, observing Department of Health guidelines for social gatherings. Born in Omaha, Nebraska to George and Lenore (Eck) Gregory, Penny was raised in Mound, MN and Detroit Lakes, MN. She is a 1963 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Moorhead State University, a Master’s Degree graduate in Humanities from North Dakota State University and was a former Classical Pianist with the Houston Texas Symphony. In her lifetime, Penny taught elementary school in Arizona at the Navajo Nation, worked for American Standard Oil in Houston,TX., An Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico, created a Houston, TX. Piano Studio,and worked with corporate entities specializing in Elder and Geriatric Care. She was an accomplished swimming athlete, water ski performer, and an avid conservation outdoors woman. Penny shot her first mallard duck on Big Detroit Lake hunting with her father in the Fall of her sixth grade. She and her former husband, Larry Rysavy, traveled extensively and shared many worldwide hunting trips. She was a dedicated Christian and lived her life in service and care for many friends. Penny is survived by her sister;Pamela Gregory, Frazee, MN., niece; Jami (Rick) Day, nephews; Jonathon Gregory and Jeffrey Gregory and cousin; Carol Stearman. She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew David Schram.

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