Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Dec. 24, 1916 - May 29, 2010
Otto Russell Green, Milton-Freewater, passed away May 29, 2010, atProvidence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, at the age of 93 years. Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. -
5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday, June 4, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater, with Pastor Gordon Huesby officiating. Private interment will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR., 97862.
Mr. Green was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Red House, W. Va., the son of Thomas Robert and Bertha May Honaker Green. The family moved to Ohio in 1920. In 1926 his family moved to Pasco, where his father worked as a mail carrier. Mr. Green attended Longfellow School. In 1927 he went to work on the Bernard Reinken dairy farm and delivered milk in Pasco. He worked at the dairy until 1933. On Feb. 29, 1936, he married Agnes Hansen in Kennewick,. He had also worked in the Tri-City area and Central Washington picking hops, construction work at Umatilla Army Depot, cutting asparagus, worked on a mint farm and wheat ranch. He had also worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Babcock Oil Company. In 1944 he moved his family to Umapine, and began working for the Otto Hellberg Ranch and had been there until he broke his hip in May 2009. Mr. Green then went to live with his daughter, Shirley, on July 13, 2009, after his rehabilitation. Mr. Green was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Green preceded him in death in 1971.
He is survived by three daughters, Shirley Brosh and Rena Baker both of Milton-Freewater, Loretta Donaldson of Walla Walla; a son, Russell Green of Milton-Freewater; a daughter-in-law, Ellen Green of Elgin; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Green of Pasco, Luella Green of Tacoma; 11 grandchildren, Teresa and Danny Gregerson, Sherman and Lee Taylor, Debbi and Tammi Green, Jerri Smith, Jimmy, Ricky and Darrell Donaldson, Kathy and Dave Grose, Karen Larson, Jerry and Frances Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dorothy Nelson; a granddaughter, Patty Nelson; three brothers, Glenway, Scotty and Roscoe Green; two sisters, Mary Bozlee, Ara Weber; a half-brother, Sterling Green, and a half-sister, Gay Vonne Green McCollum.