Dora M Greene

Cemetery:Visitation Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon
Birth:Sat May 07 1904
Death:Sat Mar 14 1992
Plot #SW272


DORA ANTONIA GREENE was born May 7, 1904 in Roy, Oregon, the daughter of the late Isadore Vanderzanden and Bernidina ( Heesacker) Vanderzanden. She was raised on the family farm in Forest Grove and attended the Purdin and Verboort Schools. She was united in marriage to Wilfred A. "Bill" Greene on November 28, 1922 in the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Forest Grove. Following their marriage they resided in Timber, while Bill worked in the woods. They later moved to The Dalles, Oregon, where they lived for two years before returning to the Verboort community. In 1958 they purchased the Verboort Grocery Store, which they owned and operated for twenty-five years until 1983 when they sold the store and retired. She also worked for several years at the Bird's Eye Cannery in Hillsboro. Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on July 26, 1985 at Verboort, Oregon, after celebrating over sixty-two years of marriage. In 1989 she moved to her present home at the Cornell Estates Living Center in Hillsboro. She was a lifelong member of the Visitation Parish in Verboort, having been an active member of the Altar Society and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters. Among her special interests she enjoyed quilting, crocheting and traveling. Dora was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donnalee Mary Greene, one sister, Theresa Long and four brothers, Fred, Andy, Nick and Paul Vanderzanden. Dora passed away Saturday morning, March 14, 1992 at her home, following a short illness. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy Ann Sherratt of Maricopa, Arizona; and Judith Kay "Judy" and Dan Walker of Estacada, Oregon; three sons and daughters-inlaw, Richard A. "Dick", Sr. and Nita Greene of Boring, Oregon; Ellis W. "Bud" and Darlene Greene of Hillsboro, Oregon; and Alan B. and Karen Greene of Banks, Oregon; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rod and Maxine Vanderzanden and Clem and Judy Vanderzanden, all of Forest Grove, Oregon. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, twelve greatgrandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. * * ** * * ** * * * ** * * * * * * * The family suggests that remembrances may be made to the Visitation Catholic Church, Rt. 2, Box 222, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, in her memory.

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