Talmadge Eugene "Gene" Green(1947 - 2010)

Talmadge Eugene "Gene" Green June 22, 1947 - August 16, 2010 On August 16th our precious Husband, Dad and Silly Ole Papa Bear entered into the arms of Jesus. For 63 years we were blessed to have a man who opened his heart to many, and never hesitated to shower those closest to him with his love. He was happiest when he was able to give of himself. His joys in life were fishing at Balch Park, hunting, resting with his wife at Pismo Beach, western movies (Lonesome Dove), and playing with his dog. Gene loved visiting with friends at Clarks Coffee Shop and Pappy's Restaurant. For years he enjoyed coaching the kids on the Fairfax little league teams. But his greatest joys were spending time with his family whom he loved very much. He was a proud Papa who always had a story to tell about his brave grandson in the Army, his beautiful granddaughter and her softball or his new grandson who was just learning how special his papa was. Then, the love story between him and the love of his life. Through the good and the bad they chose to hold on to one another. Their love grew stronger in the latter days while they proved to each other how deep their love ran. Unconditional and unwavering until she released him into the arms of the Jesus, who could take care of him better than she. Gene was born on June 22, 1947 in Shawnee OK. to Talmadge & Edna Green and went home to be with the Lord on August 16th 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Gene was a resident of Weedpatch and Lamont for many years and attended Sunset and Arvin High Schools. Gene is preceeded in death by his father Talmadge T. Green of Oklahoma, mother Edna Green of Weedpatch California, sisters Nadine Stoddard and Sue Stevens, brother Jerry Green, brother-in-law Tony Ramay, and best friend Cecil Young. He will be greatly missed by his devoted wife of 42 years Rose Ann Green, daughter Christy and Husband Rich Escalante, son Kevin and wife Christi Green of Bakersfield, California, grandchildren Chaz, Whitnie & Richie Escalante, sisters Nancy Griffin of Bakersfield and Bonnie Garton of Tulsa, OK, mother-in-law Myrtle Keener, brother-in-law & sister-in-law Reverends Richard & Janie Hill, sister-in-law Connie Ramay, brother-in-law & sister-in-law Joe & Nita Strickland, and numerous nieces & nephews. Other family members close to his heart Tina Green, Arthur Charles and Archie Wright. A service will be held Thursday, August 19th 2010 at 4:00p.m. at His House of Refuge 106 Wilson Ave. Oildale, Ca. 93308. No viewing planned. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Harold Baer, Dr. Bruce Stone, Dr. Ruen- Kitt, Doctor John Zimmerman, Dr. Tetsuo Ishimori, Bakersfield Dialysis PD staff including, Sam Haddock and Kellie Hoofard. Davita Dialysis nurses Mike, Darrin, Zeola and Chris, Optimal Hospice and Mercy Home Health. All of our love and thanks to Dr. Aileen Matuk and staff who cared for him lovingly for 23 years. We love you and you will forever be alive in our hearts and memories. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in his honor to the P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, Virginia 22312 1-800-342-2383 Or his favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Hospital Attention Memorial Department P.O. Box 1000 Dep. 142 Memphis, Ten. 35148 1-800-822-6344 "Make Donations in Honor of Talmadge Eugene Green Tribute # 26418576" Mish Funeral Home www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 18, 2010