American Veteran 04

Robert J. McGregor

March 2, 1923 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 97)


Robert J McGregor died in Pocatello, ID on 6/5/2020. Robert (Bob) was born in Three Forks, MT on 3/2/1923 to Virginia and George McGregor. He was an only child of Virginia although he later found a ½ brother, Mack McGregor by his dad.  He was able to forge a wonderful bond with his ½ brother even though they did not meet until they were adults.

Bob was married and had 2 boys, Robert George and Melvin McGregor.  He was preceded in death by his ½ brother and by his oldest son.  He was divorced and married Conleth (Connie) Halbakken in 1961.  Their marriage blended two families and together they had their daughter, Linda Waters (Keith).

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Connie of Pocatello; his daughter, Linda Waters (Keith); his son, Melvin McGregor of Texas; his step-children, Vicki Halbakken, Mark Halbakken, Joni Whiting (Kim), Jill McCulley (Clark) and Gretchen Walden (Robert). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren.

Bob was in the Navy and during that time he traveled to many countries and after the Navy, he was able to visit all 50 states during his many careers. After the Navy he worked at X-raying pipelines all over the US. He was a mail carrier in Seattle, Washington, he became a Journeyman carpenter, a chef, a restaurant owner, and his last jobs were in sales.  He loved cooking and did pretty much all the cooking once he married Connie.  Gardening, carpentry, and fishing were also passions of his.  When Bob lived in Seattle, he planted ½ acre of all kinds of beautiful flowers which the kids then sold for spending money. When he lived in Grangeville, it was strawberries and once again the kids picked and sold for spending money.

After Bob and Connie both retired, they started spending their winters in Needles, California.  They did this for a total of 16 years and made a lot of friends all over the US and Canada, many whom remain friends today. 

Bob was a member of Good Shephard Lutheran Church in Pocatello, ID. 

Due to the Coronavirus, no service will be held.  The family would like to thank Brookdale Assisted Living, Pocatello, and Encompass Health for their wonderful attentive care.

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