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William Richard “Dick” Green, 88, of Delta, Colo., passed away Jan. 7, 2014, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose, Colo.
Dick was born Feb. 14, 1925, to Deyoe and Frances (Pearson) Green in Rifle, Colo. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, serving from 1944 to 1946, and he re-enlisted in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1952 as a corporal.
Dick wanted to make the military his career, but then thought of how much he enjoyed riding his horse and ranching. As for things he enjoyed, it was riding around on his horse, the outdoors and seeing new country, which he did for many years following.
Dick is survived by: his wife, Carol Green; an older sister, Elizabeth Terrell; a younger sister, Lillian Hill; sister-in-law Lora Green; one son, Bill (Julie) Green; grandchildren Yvonne (Eric) Moore, Jackylynn, Michael, Daniel, Crystal; one daughter, Tome Green; and numerous nieces and nephews.
We will celebrate his life as he did … casually, in the spring, when the grass is green! A celebration of Dick’s life will be announced at a later date. His place of rest has taken place at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the V.A. Community Outpatient Clinic in memory of Dick Green, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, Montrose, Colo., 81401.
Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose.