Ronald Allen Gregg, 60

| May 5, 2020 8:47 AM

Ronald Allen Gregg, 60, died April 22, 2020, at Libby Care Center. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 23, 1959, to Phyllis and Larry Gregg.

Ronnie spent many years at Boulder River School, which he referred to as Cottage 12. He moved to Libby in April 1977 and joined the Huntsberger family. He attended Libby Junior High School for one year and was fond of his teacher, Joe Masolo. Ronnie would frequently entertain the school with his gymnastics.

He worked at the Lincoln County Sheltered Workshop, later called Achievements, as a janitor, silk screener, librarian and can crusher. He made many wonderful friends at Achievements. He was also proud of the fact that he was the No. 1 dishwasher at Pizza Hut for 15 years.

Ronnie was well known around Libby and attended many events. He loved his $5 walking around money. It was not unusual to see Ronnie plugging in his boombox to dance and to sing wherever he could find an outlet. He liked bowling and was a gold medal winner in the Special Olympics. He also enjoyed going to dinners at the Senior Center.

Ronnie loved the Libby Loggers and was always ready to lead the Logger cheer. He was a University of Montana Grizzlies fan as well.

Ronnie never met a stranger and he was always the life of the party. Ronnie had many nicknames including Rocketman, Ronnie ball game, the Batman and Greggy.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his biological father, Larry. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis; brothers, David, Robin and Scott; and sisters Tina and Terry; and many nieces and nephews.

Ronnie is also survived by the Huntsberger family, Kate and Gary Huntsberger; Heidi, Tory, Colin and Gavin Blackwell; Andy, Holly and Sean Huntsberger; Vince, Amelia, Luke, Alina and Levi Huntsberger; and Jolene, Drew, Kaleb and Elijah Leeper.

We are grateful for the way the community of Libby embraced Ronnie. He gave us more than he could have ever taken.

Ronnie’s life was made better in later years by the care and love he received at Libby’s Dialysis Lab and at Libby Care Center.

Ronnie loved country music. We imagine him in heaven, singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” with John Denver.

The Libby Senior Center was close to Ronnie’s heart and if you wish, please send any donations on behalf of Ronnie to Libby Senior Center at 206 E. 2nd St., Libby, MT 59923.

There will be a celebration of Ronnie’s life at a later date. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.