Margaret Ilene (Ober) Green

Born: Sun., Oct. 20, 1935
Died: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Location: Peace Lutheran Church


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Service for Margaret will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton, Oregon.

Margaret was born October 20, 1935 in Hermiston, Oregon to parents, Fred and Sophie (Enbysk) Ober.
She was raised in Pendleton and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1953.  She received an Associate Degree from Eastern Oregon State College.  While there she was a member of Alpha Pi Epsilon.  She was elected President of that club for the following year.

On May 21, 1955 she married Douglas E. Green of Pendleton.  They lived in Pilot Rock, OR for twenty years and then moved back to Pendleton.

Margaret enjoyed needlepoint, playing the piano, many crafts, drying flowers from Doug’s garden and making arrangements.  She also fished, hunted and traveled with Doug.  She was an ardent collector of Pink Depression glass.  She chaired many fund raising events in Pilot Rock.  She was very active in Beta Sigma Phi for 55 years.  She was President of Pendleton Travel Club.  Margaret loved to entertain.

Margaret worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Pendleton for 30 years, retiring in 1992.  She was a clerk stenographer at Pendleton Sectional Center before becoming personnel assistant for 58 post offices in the area and finally Postmaster at Stanfield, OR for 10 years.  She was also a Civil Service Examiner and a Women’s Equal Employment coordinator.  She received many awards from the District and locally.

She was a life- long member of Peace Lutheran Church.  She was very active through school, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was President of Luther League and a delegate to Pacific Lutheran College.  She was a life-long member of the Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church near Helix, OR.  She was on the board of directors for this church which her Great Grandfather, Peter Enbysk, helped found in June 21, 1986.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas E. Green; daughters, Beverly Green and Linda Barnes, husband Douglas and son, Gary Green, wife Lisa; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.




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