Lorraine M. Green

Lorraine M. Green of Jenkintown died Tuesday April 3rd at home. She was 86. Lorraine was a lifelong resident of Runnymede Ave. Born at 401 on March 11, 1926, she and her husband, the late William M. Green Sr. built their home down the street when they married in 1951. She was the daughter of the late Lorenzo P. and Emma J. (nee Henson) Martin. She was a 1945 graduate of Jenkintown High School. In school she was head majorette of the band and began her art career, winning a juried art show in New York City at age 14. She also played French horn with the Old York Road Symphony. She was a "blue" for color day and continued to enjoy this competition each year with her three "red" children. During WWII she worked at Abington Memorial Hospital as a candy striper and was civil defense volunteer. Following high school she attended art school in Philadelphia. She then began a career as a floral designer that would last almost 70 years. First at Farenwald's Flowers in Jenkintown, then Penny's Flowers in Glenside for over 30 years and after retirement worked occasionally at Fox Flowers in Jenkintown. She was a member of the PA Horticultural Society and demonstrated her specialties, wedding bouquets and topiary animals at the Philadelphia Flower Show. She also taught at Delaware Valley College. She could make anything out of flowers. She had many interest including cooking, sewing, gardening and travel. She was an avid Penn State fan and attended most home football games. She was a member of Easter Star and the Church of Our Saviour in Jenkintown. She was also a vocal promoter of organ donation. She is survived by her three children, William Green Jr. and wife Faith of Colmar PA, John Green and wife Jessica, who live at her home on Runnymede Ave. and a daughter Cheryl L. Green. It was to her daughter she donated a kidney in 1977. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Michael and Jessica and two great grandchildren, a nephew and brother in law and her dog Haley. She was pre deceased by her sisters Louise and Bertha and brother Vernon. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral service Sat. April 14th, 11:00 AM at the William R. May Funeral Home 354 N. Easton Rd. (at Keswick Ave.) Glenside, PA 19038. Relatives & friends are invited to the Funeral Home Sat. April 14 after 10:00 AM. Int. George Washington Memorial Park. William R. May Funeral Home Glenside~North Wales www.mayfuneralhome.com

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Apr. 5, 2012