Lion’s Club donates bench at Palo Cedro Community Park in name of Jack and Maggie Gregory

Maggie sits on the bench donated by the Palo Cedro Lion’s Club; standing behind her—the Gregory Family—grandson Caden, granddaughter Kaiah, daughter in law Amber and son Eric.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, the Palo Cedro Lion’s Club dedicated a bench at the Palo Cedro Community Park in the memory of Jack Gregory and his wife Maggie for their dedication to the local Lions Club.

Jack was an active, 19-year member of the local Lion’s Club. 

The beautiful bench designed by Outdoor Creations with the recipient’s names and Lions emblem is located close to the picnic and parking areas of the park.

Commemorative of Jack Gregory

Jack and Maggie Gregory pose for a photo after being presented an award for their contributions towards the PC Lions Club.

Robert “Jack” Gregory was born in Fresno, California on Sept. 14, 1929, and passed away July 29, 2015. He and his family came to Redding in 1937. Jack attended the original one-room Mistletoe School and graduated from Shasta High School in 1948. Upon, graduation, he worked in the logging industry. At one time he owned and operated a small sawmill.

In Nov. 1952, Uncle Sam called him to serve his country. He served in Korea with Company “C”, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division as a Motor Pool Sergeant. He distinguished himself and was recognized for an “unusual level of success in maintenance, high standard of operational effectiveness, which was accomplished through competence and sincere devotion to duty.” He returned to the states in August of 1954.

Maggie Gregory sits on bench with Lion members Karl Rogge, Ed Smith, Lee Franks and Jeff Brown.

Back to civilian life, he started working in construction. In Jan. 1955, Jack married Margaret “Maggie” Rich. He got his contractor’s license in 1969. Some of the memorable projects he worked on are on Park Marina Drive. Working with Bob Spaid, they built all the cedar building on Park Marina including the round house in the water.


Jack was active in the Palo Cedro Lions Club and was a Life member of the NRA and VFW. For relaxation, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.


Ed Smith shares funny stories about Jack Gregory to those attending bench dedication at the Palo Cedro Lion’s Clubhouse.

He is survived by Maggie, his wife of 60 years, son Eric, daughter in law Amber, granddaughter Kaiah, grandson Caden and nephews, David and Michael Ivey.



Jack was laid to rest at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Igo.