Jim also known as Earl or Jimmy, peacefully passed from this life on June 3 after a gradual decline in health. His loving family, friends and caregivers during the last days of his life, surrounded him. Jim was born in Lindsey, Oklahoma and moved to Ripon, California with his parents and brother in 1942, where he attended Ripon High School and met the love of his life, Mary Ann Bussing. They were married February 12, 1955. Jim was in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. He worked for Tracy Defense Depot until he retired in 1988.
Jim leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years wife, Mary Ann Green and their 4 children and spouses: Shellie Vasquez and Richard, Greg Green and Sally, Neil Green and Annett, Janell Zuidervaart and Kenny; 8 Grandchildren and spouses: Mike Green and Kadee, Bobby Green and Delia, Cindy Sypolt and Aaron, Melissa Green, Kristen Lauerman and Dan, Travis Zuidervaart, Dillon Zuidervaart, and Preston Zuidervaart. He also leaves behind 7 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. Jim is also survived by his brother Charlie Green and his wife Nancy
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us with phone calls, visits, cards, meals, and most importantly, prayers! To God be the Glory!
-The Green Family
Private Internment for family at Burwood Cemetery, Escalon, California
Memorial Service: Saturday, June 9, 3:00p.m. at Parkwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 301 Claratina Ave., Modesto, Ca.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Ripon Fire Department, 142 S. Stockton Ave., Ripon CA, 95366.
Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA, 95356