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June 28, 1934 to November 8, 2020- A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held, 1 pm, Saturday, November 28th.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - James Starrett Green,  Sr.A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held, 1 pm, Saturday, November 28th. Jim passed way, November 8th at his home surrounded by the care and love of his family. He was 86 years old. James Starrett Green, was born June 28, 1934 in Salem, Oregon to Arthur N and Edith Starrett Green the eldest of two sons. He was the first graduating class from Lake Oswego High School, Class of 1952. In 1955 he married the love of his life, Vivette Lee Sparling on September 24, in Portland. From this union they had four children. Jim attended University of Oregon and when on to receive his Masters Teaching degree from Portland State University. He taught at Gresham High, Sandy High and Tillamook High Schools. In 1971 he made the transition to real estate where he was successful and was able to retire early at the age of 58. Jim was an avid golfer and Bridge Player enjoying both in retirement when they moved to Palm Springs.

Jim and Vivette were members of Trinity Lutheran

Church and were active after they moved back to

the Gresham area. His was a member of Glendoveer

Golf Course and Men's Club and was a longtime

Member of the Gresham Toastmasters. When he

was a young man his mother, Edith Green was an

Oregon Congress woman, serving in office from

January 1955 to December 1974. During this time

Jim assisted her and it was during this time He was

honored to meet President Harry Truman and Vice-

President, Herbert Humphrey, helped with the reception

of John F. Kennedy in Portland and was active

in the Bobby Kennedy campaign.

Jim is survived by his children; Jim Green, Jr.,

Cheryl Ford, Michael Green and Stan Green,

Grandchildren; Sharice, David, Nathan and

Christina Green, Great Grandchildren; David II

and Vinchenca Green and brother Richard Green.

His pre-deceased by his beloved wife on August 30,

2016.

Contributions can be made in his memory to: to

Zarephath Ministries, 59 NW Ave Ave, Gresham,

OR 97030

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