Ken was born April 29, 1910, at Grangeville, a son of Grant and Marie Hancock Green. He attended school in Grangeville and following his education he worked for Ed Jones. He married Dorothy Johnston on April 7, 1937 in Grangeville. Upon his parents advice, his father was a dentist and his mother was a funeral director, and his father said he wasn’t strong enough to be a dentist and his mother said he wasn’t dignified enough to be a funeral director, so he decided to become an electrician.
He enlisted into the US Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served in the South Pacific. Upon his discharge he returned to Grangeville and worked for Sam Lindsley, and later for Brown Motors. In 1958 he purchased the Texaco Station in Grangeville. They later retired and enjoyed spending the winter in Arizona. Dorothy passed away in 2002.
Ken enjoyed woodworking, making jewelry out of silver and turquoise, reading, and at age 83, started making stain glass windows and pieces. He also enjoyed his Navy years serving our country. He was a member of the VFW and the Methodist Church.
His is survived by his daughter and her husband, Janice and Jerry Trisler of Lenore; a son, Gare L. Greene of Seattle, WA; he is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeff Struble and Nel Layva, of Kent, WA, Greg and Carolyn Struble of Bedford, TX, and Shelly and Keith Granger of Wenatchee, WA; and his great grandchildren, Alison Struble, Veronica and Naomi Struble, and Eli and Olivia Granger.
In addition to his wife, his parents; a sister, Helen Farley, and two brothers, Grant and Warren died earlier.
Services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville. Pastor Harold Gott of the Grangeville Christian Church and Pastor Cindy Roberts of the Grangeville United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville. Friends may call Friday, September 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Grangeville United Methodist Church.
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