Julie Gregory

Julie Gregory

February 20, 1956 – January 18, 2022

 Christine J. “Julie” Gregory, born on February 20, 1956, in Grand Island, NE, passed on January 18, 2022, in Omaha, NE. She leaves behind her loving husband, John Gregory; siblings; daughters; son-in-law; grandchildren and friends.  She was a professional seamstress, owning businesses in Grand Island and Omaha. She will be greatly missed.

VISITATION: Friday, January 28th from 7pm to 9pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Saturday, January 29th at 2:30pm at the West Center Chapel.


Julie Gregory was born on February 20, 1956 in Grand Island, Nebraska.  She grew up in this town with her two younger brothers and three younger sisters.  All during her life, she loved spending time with her grandparents, Charles and Edith Christensen, also of Grand Island.  Julie attended and graduated from Grand Island Senior High.  One of her passions in life was to sew.  She perfected her sewing skills throughout life.  Working on prom and wedding attire was her specialty.  As a result, she opened Bridal Alterations in the Grand Island Mall in 1992.  Then she moved to the Omaha area and opened Threads of Gold in La Vista, NE with the help of her husband, John Gregory.  In 2004, this business was moved into their home.  Until the day she passed away, she loved to make brides look their best on their wedding day.

Julie loved to go to the Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens, and Valla’s Pumpkin Patch with her daughters and their children, along with hosting family holidays. She also loved to travel with her husband. They traveled to Maui, Catalina Island, San Diego, Los Angles, Key West, Tampa, Myrtle Beach, Washington, DC, Winter Park, and San Antonio during their time together. She especially enjoyed going out to Las Vegas. She loved the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. In particular, she loved to watch the Bellagio Fountain.  Julie also liked to garden, can, and feed the birds in her backyard.  She not only sewed for a living but also enjoyed sewing for herself,  family, and  friends in her spare time.  Julie will be truly missed by daughters, sons-in-law, siblings, grandchildren, and friends she was blessed with.

She was preceded in death by her mother Joan Matthews, father and mother-in-law John and Laverne Gregory, grandparents Charles and Edith Christensen, and sister Peggy Greer.  She is survived by husband John Gregory; daughters and sons in-law; Heather Vanover, Jennifer (Mendyk) Ward (Ben, Sarah (Mendyk) Omel (Tucker), Rachel (Mendyk) Stone (Brian); siblings Frank Matthews, Vena Matthews, Wesley Matthews, and Cherise Bailey, Jim Gregory (Celia), Cathy (Gregory) Houle (Bernie),nieces and nephews; grandchildren: Joshua Dahlkoetter and fiancé, Kori, JoAnne (Ward) Totty (Levi), Kaylee Ward, Brooks, Jackson and Luke Omel, Thomas and Samuel Stone.



  • Paula Blatchley Posted January 22, 2022 5:27 pm

    I am so sorry for Julie’s passing our loss is heavens gain. See you someday Julie

  • Sandi Snyder Posted January 25, 2022 6:08 pm

    Rachel – Our most sincere sympathies to you and your family. Loving thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • Sherry Rock Posted January 25, 2022 8:01 pm

    She was a beautiful lady and mom!!! Remember babysitting u girls. She will miss u as u will her! I’m sorry girls!🙏🏼❤️

  • Dawn Lautenschlager Posted January 25, 2022 8:26 pm

    Sorry for your loss of your matriarch

  • Doreen Peterson Posted January 26, 2022 8:03 am

    Rachel and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 ❤️.

  • Rachel and Dennis Hartman Posted February 4, 2022 5:33 pm

    John and family,
    So sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • renie (bigley) hallgren Posted June 10, 2022 2:15 pm

    I am so sorry about your mom. I was trying to find her and found out that she had passed away. We were really good friends in St. Libory. Your Mom was such a positive person and so talented. My condolences to the family. She will be greatly missed.

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