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,
Contributions can be made in his memory to: to
Zarephath Ministries, 59 NW Ave Ave, Gresham,