Dolores "Dee" Gregor


Dee Gregor passed away Wednesday Nov 7, 2012 in her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley with her husband, son, daughter in-law and friend by her side. Dee was born March 24, 1943 in American Falls, Idaho to Jack and Fern Charbonneau. She was raised in Fargo, ND and attended Holy Spirit Grade School and then went on to graduate from Shanley High School.

Dee was united in marriage in Fargo, to Douglas Hansen July 1963, where they raised their family of 3 boys.

Dee worked at Silver Line Boat works in Moorhead for about 2 years. Then she went to work at two local hospitals as a cleaning lady. Dee retired after 25 years of service at Minnesota State University Moorhead on April 1, 2005. When she retired from MSUM she told them this is no April Fools joke. We heard from many of the people she worked for she was deeply missed. Dee loved to bake cookies, clean, and shop, shop and shop. When the joy of her life came into this world (March 4, 2009 her granddaughter Brooklyn), it just gave her more reason to shop.

On June 28, 1986, Dee was united in marriage to Gerald “Toot” Gregor. And have had 26 plus years of happy marriage. Toot & Dee did a lot of traveling and been on 4 cruises, which they both enjoyed very much. The winter of 2005 and the 5 to follow they spent winters in Fort Walton Beach, FL. There Dee met a lot of new friends from all over the USA and Canada, some of them she was in contact with at least once a month.

 We would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their great care of Dee and support of Toot. Shawn, Cathy, Tom and Von will always be in our hearts. Instead of flowers please send donations in Dee’s Memory to Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. South, Fargo, ND  58103.

Dee is survived by her husband Toot; 3 sons, Daniel, Fort Myers, FL, Thomas, Golden Valley, MN and Robert (Amanda) Hansen, West Fargo, ND; brother John (Marsha) Charbonneau, Forsyth, GA; 3 sisters, Diane (Don) Rose, Bismarck, ND, Kay Charbonneau, Victoria, BC, Canada, Colette (Dr. Kevin) Mickelson, Bismarck, ND;  step- son Dennis (friend, Laurie Meide) Gregor, West Fargo, ND; step-daughter Denise (Jeff) Elvecrog, Sioux Falls, SD; granddaughters Sarah and Brooklyn Hansen; step-granddaughter Maddy Nelson; 4 Step-grandsons, David Elvecrog, Jason Elvecrog, Thomas Gregor and Grant Nelson.  She also has 2 step great grandsons plus many nieces and nephews.

Dee was preceded in death by a baby son and her parents, Jack and Fern Charbonneau.    

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  1. Sorry to read of Delores’ passing in the Deacon Alert I just received! I have fond memories of her as Diane’s “little sister” from our days at Shanley.

    Seeing her warm,bright smile brings back happy memories of a happy person that I knew over 50 years ago. Time melts away and good memories last.

  2. Dilworth MN
    Dee always “lighted up my office” when she worked at the Library at MSUM. It was always enjoyable to have her as a co-worker.

  3. moorhead minn.My thaughts and prayers are with you and your family. I worked with Dee at Silver Line and Moorhead State.

  4. Frazee MN
    Having known “Dee” for over half of my life, there’s no doubt that God has called home another of His treasures. I can not recall Dee without a smile followed by a genuine hug. “Dee” will always be remembered as a blessing.

  5. Toot and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dee’s great big smile and positive attitude. She could always light up a room. Keeping you in my prayers. May the Angels lead you into paradise.

  6. West Fargo ND

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of and praying for you and your family.
    Dee was quite a lady and will be missed by many.

    Take care of yourself.
    Cindy Downs

  7. Dilworth Minnesota
    Dee will be missed a lot. She always had a smile, and a warm heart. She was a very giving lady also. If she could help in some way, she would.

  8. Quincy IllinoisTo Toot & Family, we had some great times in Florida, loved the tea parties. If you were Dee’s friend, you were a blessed person. Our Heartfelt Sympathy, Tom & Janet Scobee, Quincy, Ill.

  9. ROCHESTER New YorkIt was a pleasure to know Dee. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with this gracious and courageous lady in Destin West.
    Jim and Dina Dixon

  10. Lidgerwood North Dakota
    I will miss a friend and classmate. I am so glad that she was at the 50th Shanley reunion and so many of us got to visit with her. She will surely be missed

  11. Dear Toot and family,
    While my heart breaks for you I know that Dee waits for you in a healthy, happier place.
    I’m so glad we had the chance to meet her! The write up and obituary were very nice, as was the picture of her. Her smile lights up the page – and that’s how I will remember her.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family – please feel our strength.
    Tammi, Eric, Michelle and Travis Franson

  12. Fargo ND
    It is comforting knowing we have another angel in heaven looking over us. Thanks for being such a bright spot on earth during your time here. God Bless You Aunt Dee.

  13. My thoughts & prayers are with you Toot & family! I will hold my memories close to my heart! Dee was an amazing lady & will surely be missed!
    Love & Prayers~

  14. Keizer ORToot & family,
    My prayers are with you. I enjoyed the times we all got together for lunch when I visited my Mom in West Fargo. Dee was a very special person and I’m so glad you had many wonderful years together.

  15. Minneapolis MN
    Dear Toot and family,
    Thinking of you today, tomorrow, and all the difficult days ahead and wishing you comfort, peace and love.

  16. Fargo, ND
    My sympathy and prayers extended to your family. May your memories include the comfort of Dee’s smiling face. God Bless.

  17. mesa azdear dee….classmate at shanley and friends for 50+years. such a special gal. you will be missed. toot and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Matheson OntarioSincere sympathy to Toot and family.
    Dee was a very special lady and will be dearly missed.
    My prayers are with you.

    Judy Graham

  19. Oakes ND
    Dear Toot and Family

    I have been so blessed to have had both Toot and Dee in my life as friends. You were my church family and so much more. Of course, I always knew who you were in Church, but I’ll never forget how you invited me to sit with you – 20 years ago – so that I wouldn’t sit alone during Mass. Since then, you two have been a big part of my life and I’m delighted that I have such fond memories. Dee is in such a better place than we are….and I know she’s watching over all of us. Dee and I had a great time at lunch – was it just a few weeks ago?

    Toot, you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Dee was such an inspiration to me.


    Janice and Steve

  20. Brighton CODear Toot and Family,

    All of us from the Moore side of the family are very sorry for your loss.

    We would hope that you have a large number of happy memories to help carry you through this very difficult time.

    All of our love, thoughts and prayers.

    Terry, Pat, Sandy & Tammi

  21. Dear Toot and family,
    What a great person Dee was! I am so glad we had time to visit and get to know her over the last few years. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wishing you peace, Judy and Michael

  22. Neenah WIMy Dear Friend Dee..I loved you like a sister and I will miss you very much!
    Thank you for inspiring me in more ways than you could have ever known!
    Toot and Family, Heaven has welcomed a Loving Angel who will now watch over all of us.
    Today we feel great sorrow, but in time, our sorrows will turn to smiles filled with wonderful memories of Dee and her smiling face!
    Our Love to All of You.

  23. Toronto OntarioMy Dear Dee

    To a very special friend! Your friendship and love meant the world to us. You will be truly missed. All the best to Toot and your family

    Jim and Penny Williamson

  24. Ancaster OntarioWe are priveliged to have known Dee, and are beyond saddened by her passing.
    We have our memories of her happy life with Toot in Florida.
    So happy that I managed to speak with her just a few days before she passed.
    God Bless Dee x

  25. Fargo ND
    I saw a beautiful sunset tonight, and in my heart I know it was Dee’s way of saying she is in a beautiful place, and at peace. Our deepest sympathies go out to Toot and the entire family. We will miss Dee’s kindness, smiles, waves, and fun conversations that we’ve been able to share throughout our years as neighbors. God bless you and keep you during this time of sadness.

    Kari and Dennis Walker and Family

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