Douglas Wright Greene, 75, a former Richland resident, died July 16, 2004, at Springfield.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Richland Methodist Church. There will be a graveside service afterward at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland.
A memorial service will be scheduled later at Springfield.
Douglas was born on Oct. 27, 1928, at Richland to Russell and Mildred Greene. He was raised in Richland, graduating from Eagle Valley High School in 1946. While in high school, Douglas lettered in football and was student body president.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., and later in Germany during the Korean War.
After an honorable discharge from the Army, Douglas married Liddy May Clemons in 1953. Together they had two children, Debra and Scott. After 12 years of marriage they divorced, but they always remained close friends.
He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology at Klamath Falls in 1955 with a degree in structural engineering. With his degree in hand, he went to work for the Oregon State Highway Department. After 31 years, Douglas retired in 1985 as project manager at Eugene.
Douglas married Betty Wolfe Scrivner on July 3, 1976.
He enjoyed model railroading, traveling, cooking, bird watching and John Deere tractors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Mildred Greene.
Survivors include, his wife, Betty; an uncle, Sherman Allen of Baker City; his sister, Margie Blank of Richland; children, Debra Elaine Greene of Fayetteville, N.C., Scott Douglas Greene of Parma, Idaho; stepchildren, Ina Syphers of Ontario, Kyra Jones of Eugene, and Galen Scrivner of Vida; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance or the charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 23, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor