Shirley Ann Greene

A memorial service was held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo for Shirley Ann Greene, 86, Fargo.

Greene, Shirley

Posted on 10/23/14

She died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Interment at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Shirley was born on September 20, 1928 in Maida to Orlo and Thelma (Witzel) Howatt. She spent her childhood in Maida and graduated from high school in Langdon. On October 11, 1947, she 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 she raised her three children. They moved to Fargo in 1986. She 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. She 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. She was always there for her family and was a caretaker for her mother and mother-in-law. She will be greatly missed.

Shirley is survived by her children, Wayne (Boni), Alexandria, Minn., Peggy (Scott) Mahlum, Sacramento, Calif., and Timothy (Jeanne) Devils Lake; 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.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit