SEATTLE Myrtle Ella Green, age 78, formally of Bay Center, passed away on Jan. 20, 2011, at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle. She was born in Florence, Colo., to Nellie Cook and William Jefferson on Sept. 22, 1932.
She was united in marriage to Merrill Green in 1953, in Boise, Idaho and shortly after they relocated Bay Center to start their family and settle on their land.
One of her favorite past-times was working in her yard, rain or shine. She took a lot of pride in her flowers and had beautiful blooming dahlias, which she was quite known for. In the spring she would dig her bulbs to share the harvest with family and friends to pass on the beauty.
She was always involved in one club or another. There was the Tuesday Club, Womens Club, Bay Center Improvement Club, Bowling League, Red Hat Club and Bay Center Church. She took pride in always being an active member of the community to ensure its richness.
Mrs. Green was a crab shaker but also waited tables at the bowling alley and the Penguin Inn, now the Dock of the Bay. Her most important job, and the one most people know her by is being Granny to all of the kids in Bay Center she was a matriarch of the town. This outstanding woman touched many, many lives in countless ways. From youngest to oldest, poor to rich, good or bad, family or not, she made you feel specially loved. She was understanding and she gave you comfort, and was never judgmental kindness and love were her way.
Survivors include her three daughters, Mildred Will and her husband Jack Will of The Dalles, Ore., Maureene Nisbet and husband Dave Nisbet of Bay Center, and Mary Nimmo and her husband Mark Nimmo of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Marvin Green and wife Ellen Green, and Mike Green all of Bay Center; grandchildren, Merrill (Doug) and Robert Will, Marleen and Michelle Green, Kathleen, Rose, Nancy and Olivia Nisbet, Carrie Green, Rebecca Hancock, Geoffery Clarine and Pamla Johns; great-grandchildren, Colleena, Heather and Alexis Will, Justin Nisbet, Aylan and Kayla Johns, Micheal and Megan Wylie, Eva and Roberto Medina, Klarissa Green, Lana and Candy Green, Dalton Patrick and Antonio Green, Kelsea and Bryson Fitch; one great, great-grandchild Ayden Will; two sisters, Betty Price of Robin, Ga., and Norma Osbron of Burns, Ore.; and Uncle Paul Harden of Bay Center. Her husband (who died on June 17, 1997), a son, Marc Green (who died on June 27, 1979) and a granddaughter, Lana Green (who died Jan. 12, 1994), preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donation to The Adam Richter Scholarship Fund, c/o Bay Center Methodist Church, Bay Center, WA 98527.