Obituary: M.K. McGregor, M.D.

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 31 1999 12:00 a.m. MDT

ST. GEORGE, UT--Milton Konrad McGregor, M.D., (affectionately known as Dr. Kon), age 74, died August 29, 1999, at his home in St.George, Utah from cancer.

He was born May, 26, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Alpine Watson and Merle Sevy McGregor. He married Joan Clayton, August 1, 1948 in Elko, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.Dr. McGregor was reared in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School and the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Kon and his family moved to St. George in 1951, where he practiced medicine with his father A.W. McGregor. He loved and served the residents of Southern Utah for 46 years. He was a charter member of the American Board of Family Practice.

He was a member of the Utah State Fireman Association and served as a St. George Volunteer Fireman for 31 years. Dr. Kon was a charter member and past president of the Kiwanis Club with 25 years of perfect attendance. He served as a City Councilman. Dr. Kon was a member of the Dixie Wildlife Federation and had a special affinity for the outdoors, spending much time at his cabin in Pine Valley.

Dr. Kon said "Everyone comes into this world full of love and kindness". He nurtured these characteristics in his own children and others. He took children into his home at times when they needed help. Dr. Kon recognized his own faults, but saw few in others. His love was unconditional. Life was a celebration to him and he celebrated it right up to the end.

Dr. Kon is survived by his wife, Joan Clayton McGregor, St. George, Utah; and his children: Tavish B. McGregor (Carol), Ivins, Utah; Michael Kent McGregor (Cindy), St. George, Utah; Frederick Clayton McGregor (Kim), Salt Lake City, Utah; Sue McGregor Williams (Steven R.), Santa Clara, Utah; Toni McGregor VanRees (Skip), Milton, Delaware; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Robert Alpine McGregor, Salt Lake City, Utah; Donald Scott McGregor (Diane), Danville, California; Mrs. Julie Gubler (Jim), Las Vegas, Nevada; Roderick McGregor (Marj), Littleton, Colorado; Patrice Blasco (Byron), Las Vegas, Nevada; Berniece McGregor, St. George, Utah. He was preceded in death by brothers, Alpine W. McGregor, Jr. and Dayton McGregor.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 2, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. in the St. George 5th and 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 400 East 100 So., St. George, Utah. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spilsbury and Beard Mortuary Chapel, 110 So. Bluff St. and again Thursday morning at the Ward Chapel from 10 a.m. until time for services. Interment will be in the Pine Valley Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the St. George American Legion Lester Keate Post 90. Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of the Spilsbury and Beard Mortuary, St. George, Utah.

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