Van Green

  • "To the Family of Mr. Van Green,My beloved Aunt, Mrs. Lena..."
    - L.B. Johnson
  • "rest in peace old friend. it was a great pleasure to have..."
    - carl youngblood
  • "Miss you our friend. We have shared comments on facebook. ..."
    - Wanda & Curtis Clayton
  • "Van Green was a wonderful person I have known for a very..."
    - Wanda Wallace-Clayton
  • "Van,I can't believe i'll never see you in this world again...."
    - Willie Haliburton

Van Lee Green, 61, died April 17, 2011, at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage with his loving family and close friends by his side.

A celebration-of-life potluck will be 4-6 p.m. on July 15, 2011, at the Dr. Lidia Selkregg Chalet, Russian Jack Springs Park. .

Van was born June 17, 1949, in Midland, Texas, to L.V. and Lena Green. Van graduated from Blackshear High School. From Jan. 12, 1968, to Nov. 30, 1971, Van served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy.

In 1972, Van settled in San Francisco, Calif., and was employed with Bell South for several years before moving in 1977 to Anchorage, where he worked in the construction industry. Van also worked as a painter and he enjoyed home remodeling projects for family and friends.

Van's passion was barbecuing while listening to blues music. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and walking with his dog, Lucky.

Van was a very easygoing and humble man. He loved everyone and he always looked at the positive side of things. He dedicated the last few years of his life to caring for his mother.

Van was preceded in death by, and is now reunited with, his father and oldest brother, L.V. Green Sr. and L.V. Green Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Lena Green; his daughters, Travella Silas and Brianna Green of San Francisco; his brothers, Edgar Green of Atlanta, Ga., Edward Green of Boise, Idaho, Larry J. Green of Anchorage, and Robert W. Green of Seattle; and his sisters, Carolyn A. Ray of Anchorage, Cathy A. Green-Boykins of Las Vegas, Nev., Cynthia A. Green-Sanabria of Boise and Cycelia A. Green-Gumennik of Anchorage; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from May 28 to May 29, 2011
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