Tessabell "Tess" Delores Green
April 15, 1930 - March 29, 2013
SALEM - Tessabell "Tess" Delores Green of Lyons, Or. passed away on March 29, 2013 in Salem, Or at the age of 82.
Tess was born in Siletz Oregon to Andrew and Vernie (Strong)Goodell on April 15, 1930. She was the Eldest of 4 sisters. She graduated Siletz High School as Valedictorian in 1948. She later graduated from Willamette University and became a Legal Secretary in Polk County. She was married to Lawrence Green February 26, 1955 and together they raised 2 children.
In her younger years she enjoyed spending time at the beach and traveling to Reno. She also spent time as a Bluebird Leader in Dallas. She took great joy in sharing her knowledge and love of the fine art of baking Christmas cookies, reading, crafts and her favorite TV show, NCIS, with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a respected Elder of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. She was very proud of her Indian heritage and always happy to share those traditions and craftwork with others.
She is survived by her children, Bunni L Snook (57) and Michael D Green (53). Her sister Sandy Goodell, 6 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Shirley Strickler and Bobby Martin.
Being a Mother and Grandmother were her greatest joys. She was there for not only the little lessons in life but the big ones as well. She gave everything she had to make sure her family was never in need. She leaves behind the echos of her laughter, fond memories of her comforting hugs and visions of her warm smile.
At her request, no services are planned.
A gathering potluck will be held on 04-14-13 at her sons home in Lyons.
Published in StatesmanJournal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 10, 2013