John “Jack”  D. Green

August 25, 1933 – October 1, 2013 Jack, 80, of Monmouth, Ore., died peacefully in his sleep Oct. 1, 2013. He was buried in the Willemette National Cemetery.

 

 

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August 25, 1933 – October 1, 2013 Jack, 80, of Monmouth, Ore., died peacefully in his sleep Oct. 1, 2013. He was buried in the Willemette National Cemetery.

He was born in Baker to Cecil and Ruth Green, the eldest of seven children. Jack grew up in southeastern and northwestern Montana and as a teenager moved to Washington where he graduated from high school and enlisted in the Navy after a year at Clark College. He served as an ET3 on the destroyer escort USS Naufeh in combat duty during the Korean Conflict.

Jack met his wife in 1957 and a couple years later their first son Michael was born and in 1960 a second son David was born.

Jack and Ruth lived mostly in Washington, but after retiring they saw their dream come true and in 1992 they moved to Hawaii until 1998.

Jack loved building things and did construction the rest of his life. He did so much good for people. He was always helping them help themselves.

Jack is survived by his wife, Ruth of Oregon; son Mike of Washington; son Dave of Oregon; brothers – Richard Green and family of Calif., Tom Green and family of Wash.; sisters – Sharon Myers and son of Ismay, Pamela Miller and family of Wash., Karen Coonrad and family of Idaho, and Patti Bateman and family of Wash.; relatives in the Baker area include Shirley Barth and family, Jeannie Hickey and family, the Hortons, Kreagers and many more.

Family and friends got together for a celebration of life Apr. 19, 2014, for Jack in Portland, Ore., and all of his brothers and sisters were able to attend, including many nieces and nephews.

      



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