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Louise McGregor


Louise McGregor was born June 27th, 1933, to Otto and Alta (Terry) Cash in Caldwell, KS. She passed away on May 16, 2021, at the age of 86. Louise was a 1951 graduate of Caldwell High School. While in high school, she met the love of her life, Gary McGregor. She loved to tell the story of how she was a cheerleader and Gary was a rival football player for South Haven, KS. A Bluejay dating a Cardinal back then was a big No-No! Louise and Gary were married on September 21st, 1952. To this union, they had three children, Steve, Tesi & Rick. Louise worked at the Caldwell Hospital as a nurse aide until she decided she was more interested in the lab and radiology side of medicine. This was a major life-changing event as she had to leave Gary and her three small children to fend for themselves during the week while she attended school in Wichita, KS. Louise came home every weekend, all the while being on-call for the hospital. After receiving her degree, she continued to work for the Caldwell Hospital many years before making another big change. Who would think she would leave her beloved Caldwell and move to Medford, OK where she was a big part in helping Dr. Stowers start up the Medford Family Clinic. She remained with the clinic until she retired. While living in Medford, Louise decided to add another hat to her busy life and became Medford's first woman mayor. She loved being mayor! After retiring, she and Gary were ready to return to Caldwell. Louise was a very active member of the Central Christian Church and held various offices with the Alumni Association until she passed. She was very involved with her kids and loved watching Rick play sports and Tesi cheering. Steve loves to tell the story of how cool his mom was to lay down in the back seat of his '57 Chevy so he and his cousin Greg Wolff could drag Main street on a restricted license! In her later years, she found joy working in her yard and her garden, sitting on the patio (her oasis) with Gary, sipping on peach tea, and walking 3 miles a day. She also loved the holidays and the fanfare that came with them - especially decorating her "Great Hall", aka the garage, for the whole family to come 'round and celebrate. The Sunday before Thanksgiving was her favorite, as everyone knew that was HER day. The house was always decked out in all the splendor, regardless of the time of year. Louise was known for all of her vintage collectibles, and she was also known for giving them away to anyone who remarked on how much they liked the item. Her generosity and her love for others will live on forever in those cherished possessions. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Otto & Alta Cash, and her younger sister, Lottie Fansler. She is survived by her husband Gary of 67 years, sons Steve (Colletta) & Rick (Jan) of Wichita, KS; daughter Tesi (Todd) Dvorak of South Haven, KS. 7 grandchildren, Cory (Kari); Joe (Shannon); Jeb and Mollie McGregor of Wichita, KS; Aaron, Zach (Kelli Lynn) and Nathan Dvorak of South Haven, KS. 11 great-grandchildren, Adyson, Evelyn, Daisy, Lincoln, Lila McGregor; Brooklyn, Cash, Zoe, & Ada Dvorak; Waylon & Claude Gutierrez. Sister, Lucille Wolff of Herrington, KS along with numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell. Memorials may be made to the Sumner County Hospital Dist. #1 Construction Fund or to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association and sent in care of the mortuary. Visitation will be held 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday.

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Barbara Bumgardner - 05/17/2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Louise. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Gary and your family.

Louise will be very missed.

Roberta Lynn Clark - 05/17/2021

Louise will be very missed. A very special person. May God comfort and guide you all thru this time and wrap his arms around each of you. He has gained a very special angel.

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