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Dalvin Ulric Greene Dal Greene passed away the morning of August 15, 2013, just five weeks short of his 100th birthday. He was born the youngest of the seven children of John Richard Green (1864-1936) and Martha Ann Brown (1873-1969) on their farm near Inland, Nebraska. His parents, his brothers and sisters, Addie, Estelle, George, Charles, Kenneth, and Bernice, and one grandson, Brian, all preceded him in death. He graduated from high school in Grand Island, Nebraska in 1930 and pursued two years of college at the University of Nebraska in Kearney. In 1937, he met his future bride, Yvonne Godown, at a wedding dance in Grand Island (to which neither had been invited, but were attending with friends). Dal joined the US Navy in 1938 and was first assigned aboard the heavy cruiser, USS Chester. This ship was among those escorting the aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise on December 7, 1941, and they witnessed the damage to Pearl Harbor when they entered the harbor to resupply late that same day. In 1942, Dal was assigned to the new cruiser, USS Denver, and was part of her first crew. Battles at Coral Sea and Leyte Gulf were among those that Dal participated in. In 1944, while the Denver was in San Francisco for repair, Dal went home to Nebraska to marry Yvonne Godown on January 2, and when WWII ended, he was honorably discharged and returned home. Unable to find sufficient work at home in his electrical profession, Dal joined the new US Air Force at Lowry Field in Denver, where he learned to operate and maintain IBM business machines. Ensuing duty assignments led him and his family to Air Bases in New York, Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Michigan, and the United Kingdom. It was only to his duty assignment in Korea (1953-54) than he was unable to take his family. He retired from the military in 1961 and moved to Austin in 1962. He became interested in computer programming, and after commuting to different jobs in Austin, Mineral Wells, and San Antonio, he went to work programming at the new Veterans Administration office in South Austin in 1967. He retired from the VA in 1981 to pursue other interests with church and family. Dal is survived by his wife, Yvonne, six children, George (Juanita), Richard, Patricia Whiteside (Robin), Paul, Mary Remore (Rick), and Tom; eight grandchildren, Edward Greene (Amanda), Michael Greene, Kim Morgan (Chris), Robert Stonecipher (Mary), Will Whiteside, Brandy Whiteside (Justin), Tanya Remore, and Jamie Remore (Sheri); twelve great-grandchildren, Stormey and Destinee Slussler-Greene, Chris and Jaxson Greene, Nichole Morgan (James), Ben Morgan, Rachel, Justin, and Melissa Stonecipher, Matthew Remore, and McKinley and Ryleigh Remore, and two great-great grandchildren, Jordan Morgan and Konner Morgan. Visitation will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 18, at Weed-Corley-Fish, 2620 South Congress Avenue in Austin, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm. A Mass for Christian Burial will be offered at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 126 West Oltorf Street at 10:00 am on Monday, August 19. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the St. Vincent De Paul Society will be appreciated. Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 18, 2013
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