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Juanita Rosita "NEGU" Greene

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Juanita Rosita "NEGU" Greene Obituary
Greene, Juanita Rosita (NEGU)
was born in Prescott, AZ on July 27, 1946. Heaven needed another Angel and called her home January 10, 2016, with her family at her side, after a valiant battle with pneumonia and stage 4 Lung Cancer. She moved to Phoenix as a child. She married as a teenager. Juanita had dyslexia (which was unknown then) and struggled greatly in school. However, she went on to excel at various achievements and was a woman of many talents. Juanita attended Phoenix Union High School, earning a beautician's license; worked at John C. Lincoln Hospital as a CNA, and also interpreted for the deaf at ASU. While interpreting in art class, she learned for the first time she had a talent for drawing, especially lions because she was a Leo. She began her real career as a licensed professional in financial services, joining Primerica Financial Services in 1989. Juanita held a life insurance license, health insurance license and a securities license. Juanita, in partnership with her daughter, Jeri Hernandez, opened up a Primerica office. She loved helping people achieve their financial goals and dreams. Her last few years were met with many health challenges, but, she still helped everyone she could when she had her "good days" as she called them. Her favorite saying was "I'll never quit." In fact, over the years her nickname became NEGU which stood for Never Ever Give Up. She was preceded in death by her parents Opal and Frank Williamston, a brother Paul Williamston. She is survived by her husband of 40+ years, Coburn Greene of Cawood Ky.; two uncles: Jim and David Burnett; three daughters: Jeri Hernandez, Jalealah Havir (Brian), their respective families; and Dinah Walker; grandchildren: Michael, twins Alyssa and Alexssa Hernandez; Manuel Luna; Jade Greene, twins Opal and Logan Havir, Step grandson Donovan Havir; 4 sisters: Julie Blevins, Liz Ybarra, Gloria Ceballos (Martin), and Donna Martinez and their respective families; many nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; dearest friends and "sisters" Betty Brink and Cynthia Burnett; many friends and associates from Primerica (they were also family to her) and many others too numerous to name. She also left behind beloved pets, Bambi, Diva, and Spot. She will be missed for her big smile, never being judgmental and loving unconditionally. Everyone she came in contact with loved her. We are all better people for having been a part of her life. Services were held at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home on January 15, 2016, officiated by Elder Kevin Petts, of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, followed by a celebration of her life the next day on Saturday January 16, 2016.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 7, 2016
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