Beverly Green

1946 - 2021

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“A bright light, a quiet breeze, a gentle nudge, our anchor line without a grudge.”

Beverly was born in El Paso Texas, to Dick and Katherine Semple. She was infused with the kind of fierce western spirit of storybooks. She rode competitive rodeos at the age of 9 years old. She left Texas at 18 and traveled west to Claremont California and attended Scripps College, where she solidified her love for literature. In college she met her husband to be, John W. Green, who was attending Claremont Men’s College. Beverly sought another opportunity for adventure and headed to Bogota, Columbia, as

an exchange student where she also taught horseback riding. Upon her return, Beverly & John married

in El Paso, TX, in late 1966. They escaped Texas by immediately moving to Seattle, Washington. In

Seattle they started their family, having a son Michael in 1972, and a daughter Leslie in 1976. Beverly

was a devoted wife and mother. She fostered values in preference to praising accomplishment, and

loved her children freely without expectation. She was a stay at home mom until Leslie was in grade

school and then embarked on a career as a residential realtor. Beverly excelled at this profession

continuing it through many markets and brokerage houses for nearly thirty-five years, until retiring

shortly before her passing. She sincerely loved assisting her clients with their real estate needs and

formed many friendships via this venue. Beverly radiated warmth and sincerity. She endeared herself to

nearly everyone who got to know her and had countless close friends and unconditionally loved her 5

grandchildren. Only family and friends eclipsed her love of reading. She poured through books of all

varieties. Her voracious reading informed a sage wisdom that allowed her to navigate trying

circumstances whether her own, or those experienced by others. Friends and family could always turn

to Beverly for advice which she would give honestly and unceremoniously. She was a strong believer in

the power of positive thinking. She had the most contagious laugh, loved a glass of wine and the two

were commonly shared together. Beverly will be dearly missed by all who knew her, but her loving spirit

will remain with us forever.

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