Anne McGregor

Sunday 1st of May 1938 - Saturday 11th of June 2022

Anne McGregor

Services

Visitation

Jun 18, 2022 (9:00AM - 10:00AM)

Central Christian Church

205 E Short St, Lexington , KY

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Celebration Of Life

Jun 18, 2022 (10:00AM - 11:00)

Central Christian Church

205 E Short St, Lexington, KY

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Director Keith Dean

Anne Hardman McGregor, 84, wife of Malcolm Bowers McGregor (deceased) died on June 11, 2022. She is survived by daughters Anne Dora Hart (Silas), Helen Graham (Dick), daughter in law Andrea (wife of Doug), 9 grandchildren – Kelly (Allen), Chris (Angela),Autry, Halle, Emily (Zack), Lillie, Grayson, Anna, Jack, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her beloved dog Eli. She was preceded in death by daughter Evelyn Moulton, son Douglas McGregor, brother Joe C. Hardman and sister Doris Hardman Ely.

 

Born May 1st, 1938, Anne grew up in Lexington, KY. She was known for her quick-witted and jocular character, her love of reading, music, her family, and the color yellow. Anne was a great mom, a fun, loving and accepting grandmother and a true friend. She made unique efforts to connect with each of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Her family was honored by the outpouring of love and support by her friends. Even her caretaker, Sharlene, was quick to offer additional support when needed and always advocated for Anne’s best interests.

 

She had a deep love of both classical and traditional choral music. She and Malcolm sang in the church choir together for over 60 years; they both fondly remembered when they performed a duet together for a church talent show. Anne sang alto in a barbershop quartet with the Sweet Adelines and later joined the Lexington Singers. She also volunteered at Central Christian Church’s food pantry.

 

Anne and Malcolm hosted an exchange student, Pascal Bourdon, in the late 70s; they remained close for the rest of their lives. In fact, Anne referred to him as her French son. The two of them enjoyed anything related to the British Royal family and often texted late into the night about fashion choices and public appearances made by the Royals.

 

Anne received a Bachelors in British history from the University of Kentucky. She ran the Village Green, a local convenience store and gas station. (Her uncle had opened a general store at that location during the Great Depression.) Anne was an administrative assistant to the Dean at UK’s College of Pharmacy and later at Midway College where she was instrumental in launching business curriculum.

 

In addition to her deep love of music, she was an avid reader. Anne claimed to have read every book in her school library as a child. This love of literature fostered her desire to write and publish her novel The Memoirs of a Butterfly; it was inspired by her childhood friend Mamie Quan. Recently, she wrote a note to a family friend about the passing of their mother/grandmother. Anne always liked to have the last word and, because her words to this friend are fitting, we’ll let her have the last word here. She wrote, “Please know my memories are with you as you grieve. The pain eventually recedes, but there is always a hole in your heart. Love and miss you all. – Anne”

 

The family would like to acknowledge the incredible care provided by Visiting Angels of Versailles  – specifically Sharlene and Elizabeth. Family suggests donations to: Central Christian Church, The Lexington Singers, or Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice).

 

 

Guest Book

Dan Fain

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My heart breaks for the family, you all are in my prayers. Anne was an exceptional lady with a mischievous twinkle in her eye and joy in her heart who will be missed. I spent more evenings and weekends at their house in High School than I can remember. They always welcomed me unconditionally. We had a lot of great times and conversations sitting around the dinner table. I'll tell this story in hopes that it will bring a smile to the family. One Sunday evening we were eating dinner and the conversation was flowing. I am not sure how the conversation came up but Anne says, "I'm feeling french." Malcolm looks at me and said something to the effect of "she's not talking to me" and he laughed. She started around the table and I bolted. She laughed and I ran. That was Anne to me--warm, fun-loving, and with a heart as big as Texas. RIP

5 days ago

Tom and Barbara Pettegtew

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Prayers for the family and friends that you will find a peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.

1 week ago

Sharlene Davies

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Anne had this way about her that just when you thought she was being this stiff proper no foolishness lady, she would pop out with something that would have us both laughing. She didn't dwell on my faults or mistakes and was full of life calling our outings an adventure. She had a way that once she accepted you in her circle you were hers to love and would refer to you as hers. We shared the love of nature especially when HER Finches would stop by to feed. So when I see one now it will be forever a reminder of Anne.

1 week ago

Barbara Willard

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I will always remember she and Malcolm in that special place…”The Cabin”. They welcomed me into their home like I was part of their family. Malcom was my mentor with the bagpipes, and Anne patiently, tolerated our hours of playing, always with an encouraging word. The world has lost a fabulous person, but heaven has gained a singing angel. She will be missed and remembered by us all .

1 week ago

Cora Hughes

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RIP dear friend. You were always supportive and a true Lexington Singers friend. You are missed! PRAYERS for your family. CORA

1 week ago

Connie Clayburn

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I loved her sparkling smile and her devotion to those she loved. She was a gem and I know she is happy to be with Malcolm again. I love you my dear friend and will see you again some day.

1 week ago