Josephine "Jo" Adell Greer

Date of birth: June 27 1925

Date of death: June 3 2019

Jo was born in Dorris California to James and Maud Arnold. Shortly after she was born their house was loaded up on a lumber train and moved to Butte Falls Oregon.

During World War 2 the family moved to the Portland area where she worked in the shipyards. A friend talked her in to going to nursing school at St Joseph’s School of Nursing in Vancouver. She received her nursing license the day the war ended.

The family moved back to Medford Oregon where she met Paul Greer at the First Christian Church in downtown Medford. They married on December 27, 1948.

Jo worked at the Sacred Heart Hospital up on the hill and then for Dr. Lawrence Buonocore in private practice until she had her first child. She went back to work at Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital in 1970 when her youngest child was in 3rd grade. She retired in 1989 as an orthopedic RN.

Paul and Jo Belonged to the Central Church of Christ until both Paul and Jo retired and they traveled and camped in various Oregon campgrounds. Frequently their grandchildren camped with them. Jo took up wood carving and has made a few carved wooden pictures.

She is survived by her brother Harold Arnold as well as her five children: Jeanette Ryan, Jocelyn Weeks, Paula Greer, Don Greer and Ellen Wise. She has four grandchildren: Frieda, Adelle, Alex, Adrianne; and eight great grandchildren: Avery, Nicholas, Saydie, Trinity, Matilda, Hunter, Paul and Lucia. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, brother Edwin, and grandson Carlo.

She will be interred at Willamette National Veteran’s Cemetery on Portland Oregon with Paul.

There will be a memorial service June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Morningside Methodist Church 3674 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97302

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Heifer Project in Josephine Greer’s name:

Crown Memorial Center in Tigard Oregon is handling the arrangements.

9 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Elle Wise Mom, your light will always burn bright within us

Candle lit by Lisa Diamond You’re in my thoughts and heart Elle

Candle lit by Terry Greer Anderson Best known to me as "Aunt Jo" she was always a lot of fun, very interesting and wise and a very kind person to everyone. Even though I didn't see her often I felt safer knowing she was on this earth I'll miss her a lot.

Candle lit by Valerie Amazing life. My condolences.

Candle lit by Jocelyn Ruth Greer Weeks When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I ran up to you, hugged your waist and said, “ Mommy, I hope you never die.”...... You are loved by so many. “All the way to Mars and back!”

Candle lit by Christine Markov I remember Jo !! We worked together at RVMC. She was a great nurse. Fond memories!

Candle lit by Christine Markov I remember Jo !! We worked together at RVMC. She was a great nurse. Fond memories!

Candle lit by Paula Greer Mom, I miss you so much. You raised five good kids, and provided wonderful camping trips for all your grandkids. I am sorry that the next generation will not get to have the time with you that the rest of us did. Give dad a big hug from me.