Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 2, 2012

Lucille Marie (Fehner) Greggs

TRAVERSE CITY — Lucille Greggs, 94, of Traverse City passed away Oct. 1, 2012, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Lucille was born on Sept. 21, 1918, in Detroit to the late Eugene and Ida (Gagnier) Fehner. She attended school in Detroit, graduating from Cooley High School in 1934. Her first job was at a Kresge's "5 and 10" store in downtown Detroit. She then attended Comptometer School, becoming a Comptometer operator for U.S. Rubber. Her favorite hobby was and always has been sewing. She was an excellent seamstress and made all of her own clothing including suits and skirts. She made many gifts for those around her.

Lucille joined the WACs in 1941. She became a dental hygienist in the service, and modeled WAC uniforms after the war. She married Roger Greggs while still in the Army on May 17, 1947, at the Walter Reed Hospital Chapel. Lucille and Roger returned to his hometown of Conneaut, Ohio, after they served their country. They later moved to Ashtabula, Ohio. Lucille worked as a bookkeeper in Ashtabula, and they were very active in the Catholic Church. In later years, Lucille and Roger traveled south and west in their motor home. She was proud of her travels that took her to Ireland, and both of the northwest borders of the United States and Canada. After Roger's death in 1977, Lucille moved to Winter Park, Fla.

Lucille is survived by her sister Jeannette Fehner of Traverse City; and her brother Eugene (Bruinhilde)Fehner of Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kewadin.

Memorial contributions in memory of Lucille may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.

The family is being served by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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