Osta Belle (Kelly, ‘Babe’) Gregg

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Osta Belle (Kelly, “Babe”) Gregg, 90, passed away Jan. 12, 2013.

Celebration of Life Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Waples Methodist Church. Memorials: Donations to Presbyterian Night Shelter, Lupus Foundation of America, Democratic Women of Hood County.

“Babe” was born Dec. 8, 1922 in Fort Worth to Rush and Nannie Verl Jarrett. She married R. L. Gregg, July 13, 1941 in Denton and celebrated 70 years of a “love story” in July, 2011.

Survivors: sons, Will and wife Nancy, Pat and wife Chris, daughter Connie Stone and husband Jeff; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

“Babe” was an honors graduate of North Side High School serving as editor of the school newspaper. She furthered her education at Tarleton State and Weatherford College. “Babe” worked in the following areas: newspaper reporter, secretary, bookkeeper, substitute teacher, real estate agent, election judge, committee woman for State Democratic Executive Committee.

“Babe” and husband, R.L., moved to Granbury in 1979 to be closer to children and grandchildren. Together they became involved in the Democrat Party. “Babe” was a charter member of the Hood County Democrat Club and the Democratic Women of Hood County serving as president and holding other offices through the years.

Appointment to the CPS Board in 1993 provided the opportunity to be an advocate for what she considered our utmost responsibility: the welfare and care of children.

Even though “Babe” had many family responsibilities and health issues, she found time to serve in many other roles: room mother, 4-H group leader, FFA mom, Sunday school teacher, and the most treasured: “matriarch of our family”

We were blessed to have our ”Babe” who supported us and guided us with a love that was constant and true.