September 27, 1927 – October 7, 2021
Bob was born in Pasadena, California on September 27, 1927, to James and Margaret McGregor. At the age of 18, Bob left Pasadena City College to serve in the United States Army in Japan. Upon returning home, Bob continued his studies in statistics, eventually transferring to the University of California, Berkeley. While in Berkeley, Bob met Dolores Johnson, who was attending nursing school in nearby Oakland, California. Shortly after graduating from UC Berkeley, Bob and Dolores were married in Ceres, California in 1951 and immediately moved to Everett, Washington to begin a career and married life.
Bob’s career with the United States Department of Agriculture as a statistician included additional sequential moves to the Nation’s Capital, Sacramento, the Nation’s Capital, Orlando and finally back to Sacramento where he retired in 1985. In 2004, Bob and Dolores moved to Turlock, California, Dolores’ home town.
Bob was known for his generous heart and desire to meet and interact with new people.
Bob is survived by Dolores, his loving wife of 70 years, and two sons, Kenneth (wife Gloria) of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Ronald (wife Darlene) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bob and Dolores’ eldest son, Robert (wife Sheryl) of Palmdale, California, died in 2016. Bob’s extended family also includes five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The Celebration of Life service will be conducted virtually on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. You may attend by clicking on the following link: viewlogies.net/allen/lRaxhkrdX and entering pin number: 083-862
Click here to view Memorial folder McGregor Service Folder
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. May God bless you all.
Laura Weed saysNovember 14, 2021 at 7:01 am
I worked at Covenant Village (now known as Covenant Living) as the Concierge and I remember Bob as one of the kindest people I have ever met.
He would always ask me how I was and was so gracious & patient as I answered the phone that was usually ringing anytime someone walked up to my desk”¦he would just smile at me, letting me know that he understood. I so missed him after my sudden retirement & would be so happy when I ran into him on one of my campus visits. May the lord comfort his family as they grieve their loss.
Stephen saysOctober 20, 2021 at 7:15 pm
I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with Bob these past few months and I’m blessed to be able to call him friend. Bob I’m going to miss our conversations about life, our times we listened to old hymns together, and my favorite where you asked me to read from your favorite book of Romans. You impacted my life more than I ever could express and I’m sad but filled with joy that you are now in the arms of Jesus where your knees won’t hurt anymore.:) I’m going to miss you Bob. I appreciate you”¦.
Vicki Bray saysOctober 19, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Thank you for being there Uncle Bob, I remember spending every other Christmas with you and Aunt Dolores and the boys. Thank you for being there for my Mom and Dad. We love you and will miss you!