Gordon Gibson Green Jr. passed on while in his home at Willamette View.
Gordon was born Aug. 14, 1930 in Hearne, Texas and raised in Houston. He is survived by two brothers, Roger living in Colorado, and Nolan in Texas. He was a distinguished graduate from the Army ROTC and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. After graduating, he joined the USMC, eventually training to be a fighter pilot at Atsugi, Japan and flight instructor at Corpus Christi, Texas. He met the love of his life, Marsha Ann Beebe, in Washington D.C. and they were married June 30, 1955. In 1958 he went to work as a civil engineer for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Seattle. He later transferred to the Corps’ North Pacific Division office in Portland and eventually served for 12 years as Chief of the Reservoir Control Center. He helped coordinate the operation of numerous dams and reservoirs in the Columbia River basin. He was proud to be called a Texan, happily wearing bolo ties when square dancing with Mom at the Aloha Grange. Gordon designed and built himself the driveway, all walkways, gardens, and rockwork around his home in Beaverton. He was known as a hard worker all his life and toiled for months on this project. He and Marsha loved to invite their many friends, as well as overseas visitors into their Beaverton home, and later they enjoyed traveling with each other. He was an active member of several organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Portland Chapter of United Nations Association. For four years he served as First Reader of the Christian Science Church in Beaverton. Gordon was a very dedicated caregiver for Mom later in life. She predeceased him in 2017.
He will be very much missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by a son, Forrest of Prior Lake, Minn.; and daughter, Melanie of Portland. His Minnesota family includes his daughter-in-law, Tamara and two grandsons.
Private service to be held later.
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