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William "Pat" Megrew

Obituary for William "Pat" Megrew

March 17, 1937 - April 17, 2018
Creston | Age 81


Pat Megrew, 81, of Cromwell, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Creston Specialty Care. Celebration of Life Service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jason Williams will officiate. Burial will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in rural Cromwell. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at

William Pat Megrew was born on March 17, 1937, in Mystic, Iowa, a son to Robert Marshall Megrew and Edith Perl (Johnson) Megrew. He graduated from Cromwell High School and continued at a Junior College in California for trade schooling in air conditioning.

Pat was united in marriage to Gwen Ellen Petrie on January 9, 1954 in Greenfield, Ia.
They settled in southern California in Azusa, Calif. Pat worked for a southern California gas company following his schooling. He worked in the field as well as in sales, covering many aspects of the business. They moved to Hesperia, California a short time in 1992.

In 1995 Pat returned to Cromwell. Pat was a member of the Cromwell Church and also a member of the Creston Elks.

Pat is survived by his two sons, Robert (wife Dixie) Megrew of Taylor, TX and Bill Megrew of Hesperia, Calif.; two daughters, Patricia Lujan of Phelan, Calif. and Denice (husband Jamie) Megrew of Menifee, Calif.; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother Paul 'Jay' Megrew of Iowa City and good friend Gerald Sticken of Creston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gwen and a daughter in infancy Jackie Megrew.



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