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Gordon Green

Gordon Green died at age 92 on May 17, 2016, in Davis, California. He was born Gordon Harold Green on February 1, 1924, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to parents Dwight Philemon Green and Ruth Edna (Davis) Green. He grew up in Battle Lake, Minnesota. He joined the U.S Army and served in the Philippines following World War II. After the army, he attended Minneapolis Business College, where he met a fellow student and the love of his life, Mary Rosalynd Capps. They were married on February 18, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They moved to California in 1954 and to Davis in 1955, where they raised a family of three sons. He was a member of Davis Community Church, the Davis Camera Club, the Davis Genealogy Club, and served as an Assistant Scoutmaster and District Representative for Boy Scout Troop 111. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosalynd, sister Evelyn Harris, sister-in-law Marie Balding, brother-in-law Bill Balding, and daughter-in-law Alice. He is survived by his three sons, Robert (daughter-in-law Pamela) of Lafayette, Gary of Carmichael, and Steven of Omaha, Nebraska; two granddaughters, Janelle of Lindenwold, New Jersey, and Jessica Schulze (son-in-law Anthony) of Oxnard; a great grandson, Robert Davies; a great granddaughter, Rose Marie Schulze; a brother-in-law, Ed Harris; four nephews; and two nieces. A memorial service will be held at Atria Covell Gardens at 1111 Alvarado Avenue in Davis, CA on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm. He will be buried at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 5810 Midway Road in Dixon, CA after a service on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9:30 am.

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Memorial
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:30 PM
Atria Covell Gardens

1111 Alvarado Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Graveside
Friday, June 3, 2016
9:30 AM
Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery

5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620



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Guestbook

The members of the Davis Genealogy Club send our condolences to Gordon's family. We have missed his presence at our meetings and now mourn his departure. Gordon served as a club officer for many years. He always shared his wealth of knowledge freely and had a smile for everyone. He welcomed me when I joined the club 2005 and first became interested in genealogy and Gordon later encouraged me to serve the club myself. He is missed. Thank you. Lisa Henderson, Vice President, Davis Genealogy Club

Lisa Henderson Jun 4 2016 12:00 AM

I enjoyed square dancing with Gordon many years ago with the Paws & Taws. He was always cheerful and helpful. He was always smiling and said hello whenever our paths crossed. I will miss him. Peggy Hale

Peggy Hale May 22 2016 12:00 AM

I have missed the presence of Mr. Green and his dachshund Fritz in our neighborhood. They used to stroll by often when I first moved here in the late 90's, early 2000's. They provided an important link to the history of this neighborhood. Mr. Green was kind and generous in his willingness to share about his experience of moving here when the neighborhood was new. He seemed content and I took comfort in that. Thank you for sharing his life history with us and also this lovely photograph of him. It does me good to see his face again. Thank you, Barbara West, Davis Manor Neighborhood

Barbara West May 21 2016 12:00 AM