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Secretary Emerita Mourned

November 21, 2013

Martha Crary Gregory, secretary emerita of the college, died October 17 at age 65. She had retired in 1997 after a distinguished 17-year administrative career at Lewis & Clark.

Born in Houston, Gregory completed her undergraduate and graduate education in political science. She began her career in higher-education development at Vanderbilt University, but left Nashville in 1980 for Portland and Lewis & Clark, where she first worked as associate director of development at the law school. Since 1982, when she moved to the main campus, Gregory served in increasingly responsible positions including acting vice president for institutional advancement (1990-91), executive director of the Campaign for Lewis & Clark (1995-97), and secretary of the college (1991-97).

Professionally and personally, Gregory took greatest pleasure in helping people reach their fullest potential. Even after her retirement, she continued as advisor, mentor, and friend to many students, faculty, staff members, and friends of the college.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Gregory, former vice president for institutional advancement; daughter, Sarah Gregory B.A. ‘88, J.D. ‘97; a sister; two brothers; and a grandson.

Life trustee and former board chair Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. ‘64, ‘65, ‘66 delivered the homily at a memorial service on November 9 in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.

Contributions in Gregory’s memory may be made to Lewis & Clark’s Student Scholarship Fund.

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