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Shirley Greene

September 20, 1928 - October 20, 2014


2-3:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

3:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


12:00 P.M. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Shirley Greene

September 20, 1928 - October 20, 2014


Shirley Ann Greene, 86, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.  She was born on September 20, 1928 in Maida, ND to Orlo and Thelma (Witzel) Howatt.  She spent her childhood in Maida and graduated from high school in Langdon.

On October 11, 1947, Shirley was united in marriage to Orlin Greene in Langdon. The couple made their home on a farm near Langdon until moving into Langdon in 1961. This was where Shirley raised her three children.  Shirley and Orlin moved to Fargo in 1986.

Shirley was a beloved homemaker who loved to cook, and particularly enjoyed baking.  Gardening was another one of her hobbies, and she spent many hours canning fruits. 

Shirley was one of 13 children and she cherished the time she spent with her siblings. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend.  Shirley was always there for her family and was a caretaker for her mother and mother-in-law. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children, Wayne (Boni), Alexandria, MN, Peggy (Scott) Mahlum, Sacramento, CA, and Timothy (Jeanne) Devils Lake, ND; sisters, Mary (Tony) Sperling, Marjorie Sturlaugson, Gertie (Lorne) Field, Faye Lorenz; and grandchildren, Josh (Callie), Jace, Jayla, and Jacob Greene; and Erik and Ryan Mahlum; and family friend, Terri Greene.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Maurice, Neil, Lyle, Stuart, Russell, Floyd, and Wayne; and sister, Zelpha Murie.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff in the Willow Lane Memory Care Unit at Bethany Retirement Living for their wonderful care of Shirley.


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  1. Vicki [Rude] Reddic & Evelyn Rude says:

    Camas Wa.Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne, Peggy, and Tim at this time. We have so many good memories with Shirley. So many good times and laughter when Shirley and Orlin lived on the farm not far from us. Time has gone by so fast !

  2. Vanessa Bryn says:

    Fargo I’m sorry for the loss of Shirley. She was a wonderful lady. We always laughed together. I’m glad I got I take care of her. I Will miss seeing you Wayne and Boni! Sincerely, Vanessa Bryn, activity coordinator on willow lane

  3. Dennis Throndset says:

    Langdon ND
    The Throndset family extends its sympathy to Wayne, Peggy, and Tim at the passing of their mother. Also to her brothers and sisters that survive. Shirley was a great friend and loved by all. God bless!

  4. Ben & Jan Nuelle says:

    Langdon ND
    Wayne, Peggy & Tim: May the beautiful memories of SHIRLEY bring you peace and comfort!

  5. John and Joann Lawrence says:

    We have such fond memories of Shirley and her wonderful smile and laugh. We hope you are surrounded with wonderful memories.

  6. Lori Throndset Krieg says:

    Dickinson ND
    Wayne, Peggy, and Tim – my sincere sympathies to you. I will always remember her warm smile. Although her life on earth is over, she will never leave your hearts. She raised a wonderful family, which has to be the highest honor. Cherish the memories!


  7. Ken, Deb and Lin says:

    Maricopa AZ
    Sending our sincere condolences for your loss. Our wishes for heartfelt peace found from the joyous memories of time shared with Shirley.

    Our love to your family,

    Ken, Deb and Lin

  8. Nancy & Jerry Ratzlaff says:

    Devils Lake ND
    Tim & Jeanne, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom Tim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Don Green says:

    Tucson AZ
    Shirley will be greatly missed by all who have known her over the years. I was a good friend of Shirley and her late husband Orlin, as well as Wayne, Peggy and Tim.

    Whenever I think of Shirley, I think of her as “SweetPea” as this was the nickname that Orlin had for her.

    You will be missed.


  10. Dawn Throndset Kruk says:

    My sympathies to Shirley’s family. My thoughts are with you as you celebrate the wonderful like Shirley lived.

  11. Heather Baker says:

    Warrnambool Victoria, AustraliaFor many years, Shirley has held a special place in my heart.

    In 1970, she opened her home to me as an 18y.o. AFS student from Australia. She was a great mom to me.

    When I made my first return visit to USA, she welcomed my husband Barrie and myself as family once again.

    Wayne, Peg and Tim and their families all reflect the love and care that Mom showed to family throughout her life.

    Farewell Shirley, my ‘American Mom’.
    You lived a good life and will be fondly thought of and loved for the rest of my life.

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