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Gene Greenwell


1947 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Gene Greenwell Obituary

Gene Greenwell passed on 9/6/2015 surrounded by his loved ones. He was a Marine and Vietnam Veteran serving our country from 1965-1969. He courageously overcame severe PTSD and spent the rest of his life helping people.

He earned his law degree in his late fifties and worked for over a decade as an administrative advocate for homeless and disabled veterans and civilians. Compelled to help his fellow veterans further, he later worked towards a Master's degree in Social Work. Gene was a life-long learner. He was a student at Sacramento City College and completed an astronomy class last spring. Gene enjoyed science fiction, fishing and camping, animals, woodworking, and especially the stars. Even in death, "Papa" wanted to help people and as a registered organ donor, his final wishes were granted.

Gene's kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary, as well as his children, grandchildren, and friends.

A military ceremony, memorial service, and long overdue welcome home will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 1pm at Harry A. Nauman and Son Funeral Home, 4041 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822.

In place of flowers please send a donation to the "Gene Greenwell, Life Long Learner Scholarship". Make checks payable to: Sacramento City College Scholarship Fund 3835 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 15 to Sept. 19, 2015
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