Julie D. Gregg

Funeral services Julie D.Gregg, 82, of Chamberlain,SD will be 10:00 amMonday, April 1, 2019 at St.James Catholic Church inChamberlain with burialin the Riverview Cemeteryat Chamberlain. Visitationwill be Sunday March 31from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at theHickey Funeral Chapel inChamberlain.Julie Dee Tyler Greggwas born in September 4,1936 to George and LeonoraTyler. She grew up on a farmnear Canistota, SD. Shewas followed by siblingsMary, Doug, Diane and Kay.School activities includingplaying the clarinet blendedwell with fun on the farm.She enrolled at SDSC inBrookings, playing in thecollege's band. A diary notefrom her first year in schoolrevealed an entry that stated“I finally got a ride homewith Bob Gregg”. Theirromance filled much of herdiary. They were marriedin June of 1956 and movedto Kennebec SD to openKennebec Drug. ChildrenAllen, Mark and Susanbecame part of the drugstore team. Julie excelledat cooking, preparing greatmeals for the family alongwith pies, cakes, cream puffsand even Baked Alaska.For several decades shewas an officer of the LymanCounty Republican Party.After the deaths of theDr.'s Horothys, Bob andJulie bought out BensonDrug in Chamberlain andrenamed it Gregg Drug.Long hours in the storedid not slow down hercommunity involvement andshe became an officer in theBrule County RepublicanParty, a Board memberof the nursing home andtireless fund raiser for theAmerican Cancer Society.She and Bob rode horsesthroughout Lyman, Brule,and Mellette Counties aswell as the Badlands andBlack Hills. One horsetrip took them across theContinental Divide inColorado during a heavysnow storm. When askedwhat she enjoyed most aboutriding horses, her answerwas “Being with Bob”.She would nevercomplain. During a WhiteRiver Frontier Days trailride she was bucked off.A few days later at thestore Bob noticed she washaving difficulty breathingand had an unhealthy color.He asked her if she was OK,she said she was consideringtaking a Tylenol. Heimmediately took her to theER where she was foundto have multiple brokenribs and a pneumothorax,requiring the emergentplacement of a chest tube.Once the drug store wasclosed, she devoted time tochildren, grandchildren andgreat grandchildren.Her last 5 years werespent in the Sanford CareCenter in Chamberlain,SD where she passed awayon March 19, 2019 at theage of 82 years. Survivorsinclude her children Allenand Kathy of Sioux Falls,SD, Mark and wife Kimof Sioux Falls, SD andSusan Doop and husbandMarlin of Gillette, WY;her grandchildren DerrickGregg, Dylen Gregg, TiffanyMenke, Randi Doop, JoeyDoop, and Jesse Doop; andher great grandchildrenGabriela Gregg, LoganGregg, Noah Gregg, andGeorgia Menke. She is alsosurvived by her sisters,Mary Carr, Diane Slaterand Kay Blankenfeld, andbrother Doug Tyler,Julie is preceded in deathby her parents George andLeonora, her husband Bob,and daughter-in-law KristiGregg.

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