(“Larry”) Charles Green, 88, of Sublimity, passed away
peacefully on September 6th, 2019, after
complications arising from pneumonia.
was born in Torrance, California, on January 10, 1931.
He was the only child to George Charles Green and Leta
Virginia (Pruett) Green. Larry graduated from Redondo Union
High School in 1949. Following graduation, he joined the
army and completed boot camp; however, prior to assignment
to active duty, he was medically discharged due to a serious
injury he incurred earlier that summer.
Larry went on to earn a BA in Business Administration
with a Major in Merchandising from Woodbury College (now
University), Los Angeles, in 1952.
He remained in Southern California, and began what
would be a long and successful career as a Senior Buyer for
several international companies.
He met his first wife, Joy,
at one of his first jobs, and they married in 1955, and
began raising their family. Larry was known for confidently
saying he would retire at 50, a goal he was happily able to
achieve in 1981. He and Joy then moved to Big
Springs, California, where they enjoyed their time “on the
river,” until her passing in 2003, after 47 years of
marriage. Larry then moved to Florence, where he met his
second wife, Jinny, at the local senior center, where they
bonded over their love of cards. They had a happy 10 years
together, until she began to suffer with dementia, and she
was relocated to receive the best care
until her passing in 2017. Larry then moved to
Sublimity, where he remained until his passing.
is preceded in death by his first wife, Joy Carol Green (née
Nilsen); his second wife, Virginia (“Jinny”) Francis
Green (née Hafner); his three children with Joy, Diana,
Steven, and Barbara; six grandchildren, Kelsie, Holly,
Hayley, Matthew, Tyler and Zachary; and his beloved cat,
will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband and father
who loved his family, his cats, his friends, a good glass of
wine, great food and conversation and not least of all, his
favorite pastime, fantasy baseball, a pastime he pursued for
over 35 years, with his league team, The Naturals, winning
multiple World Series championships.
Larry’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. He once
said he’d like everyone to go out for a nice dinner,
surrounded by loved ones, and raise a glass in his honor.
Good idea. Cheers, Larry.
the family, North Santiam Funeral