Helen “Joan” Green


January 14, 1931 – April 5, 2015

Helen “Joan” Green of Blaine, WA passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, at the age of 84 surrounded by loved ones; son Patrick Green, daughters Dawn (Larry) Spaur, Brenda Bastian, and granddaughters Camille Loomis and Tonya Pile. Son Sean Green and his partner Trina McCowan, Pat’s wife Si Green, husbands Matthew Pile, Brad Loomis, were unable to be present.

Joan had 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Jackie Spencer and Joyce Eckert and numerous nieces and nephews

Joan is preceded in death by grandparents Oscar and Helen Bergman, parents Harold and Iris Spencer, brother Harold Allen Spencer, father Michael Shepard, son Bobby Nick, daughter Cathy Shope, and husband Charles S. Green.

Joan was born Helen Joan Shepard to Michael and Iris Shepard in Cordova, Alaska on Jan. 14, 1931, and resided there until age 10.  Joan then moved to Washington until 1963 when she moved to Oregon. In 1968 she moved to Blaine, WA where she lived with her family until the time of her death.

After two falls she was placed in Stafholt, a wonderful care center that doted over her until her death. The family would like to thank the entire staff for their excellent care and to Hospice for their support.

Joan’s love for art brought many joys through pictures she painted. She also loved refinishing furniture. She will be missed dearly but her memory will live on in her art.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Patrick and Si Green, 5202 Aldrich Rd, Bellingham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stafholt or Whatcom Hospice.

Please share your memories of Joan at www.molesfarewelltribues.com.

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