Alvin Godwin Green

1931-2016
Alvin Godwin Green passed away peacefully at his home from causes incident to age surrounded by his loving family on December 4, 2016. He was born October 9, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is preceded in death by his cherished parents John Alvin Green and Martha Elizabeth Godwin (Big Dad and Big Mom) and step mother Lottie Eggleston Anderson Green, and his beloved sisters Gladys Godwin Marler, Mattie Lucile Woolley, Wanda Mae Bennion, and Gloria Genevieve Chapman. Survived by his wife Kristeen Willardson Green, and his precious family: children John Alvin Green II (Brenda Crane), Debra Ann Green Ballard (John Ballard), David Lyman Green (Laurie Soelberg), and Lori Elizabeth Green along with 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Alvin graduated from East High School, received an associates degree from Snow College, and a bachelors degree from Westminster. He also completed a masters degree from Utah State University, and a doctorate degree in education from Brigham Young University. He was a manager for Mountain Bell in Salt Lake City, Provo, Price, St. George, and Vernal, Utah until he began employment at Snow College as the Dean of Students in 1965 where he worked until he retired in 1994. He concluded his career at Snow as Assistant to the President. “Dean Green” was famous for saying, “Pray for Snow!” He served as a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in three different wards, and had the honored distinction of being called Bishop Green in five different decades: the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. He and his wife served as missionaries in the Fort Worth, Texas Mission from 1997-1998, and as temple workers in both the Manti and Timpanogos Temples. There will be a viewing at the LDS Chapel at 50 S 750 W St, in Orem, Utah, from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday December 7, 2016. A graveside service will be at the Orem City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. In place of flowers please donate to the general missionary fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mortuary services provided by Didericksen Memorial. Condolences can be expressed at didericksenmemorial.com.

2 comments:

Richard B Parsons said...

Al Green was a giant of a man. A wonderful sense of humor, knowledgable and dedicated. Thank you Al and Kristeen for moving into our neighborhood and being a part of our ward. You both are examples of Christ like life's. May you know of the love and respect Cenia and I have for you and your wonderful family. Keep on keeping........ Dick and Cenia

Linda Wheeler said...

We want you to know of our love of Al. He was a wonderful friend and leader. We loved being your neighbors in Ephraim. You were always so welcoming to us and our children. Al was a much appreciated mentor to Rick and many others at the college. He will be greatly missed.
Love, Rick and Linda Wheeler