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Maryalice M. Cregg

Died: 7/5/2011

Maryalice Makinson Cregg, age 73, passed away at 11:13 am, Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE, after a brief illness.

Maryalice was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was born in 1938 in Wilmington, DE, and attended public schools and Goldey-Beacom College. She did secretarial work for Hercules before marrying Joseph W. Cregg in 1961. After earning her MA in English Literature from UD in 1983, she taught at UD, Baltimore Adult Ed., Goldey-Beacom College, and the Red Clay School District.

Her unexpected departure is remembered with the unconditional love and energy she shared with all who knew her. She was a lifelong volunteer, always offering the compassion and the kindness to do the right thing.

She was renowned for her vast knowledge of women in the arts and, for 15 years, she was a docent at the Delaware Art Museum. Throughout her entire life, Maryalice enjoyed painting with watercolors and acrylics, selling her works throughout Delaware and Maryland. Her creative side always found her behind the lens of a camera, leaving a legacy of beautifully captured moments representing her family, friends, travels, and nature-scapes.

Maryalice spent six years as a student and art history teacher at A.L.L., Wilmington UD adjunct. She was a lifelong member of AAUW and enjoyed art, theater, travel, and gardening.

She is survived by her mother Carlyn B. Makinson, her daughter Joellen C. Standard and her two her beloved children Scott and Jocelyn; her son John W. Cregg, his wife Susan, and their four beloved children Brendan, Johnathan, Zachariah, and Madison; her niece Kristen H. Hamilton; and cousins.

She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents Lester and Grace Burns, her father John L. Makinson, her husband Joseph W. Cregg, and son-in-law Scott S. Standard.

A memorial service for Maryalice will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, 19707, where visitation will begin at 1 pm. All are welcome to join us as we honor her life and memory. Pastor John Mitchell will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Maryalice may be made to the Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory, Newark, DE.

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