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Francis "Frank" Green

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Francis 'Frank' Green, 90
Francis "Frank" Green, 90, died Thursday, May 28, 2010.
He is survived by his daughters Sharmon Green and her husband, Dan Sheppard, of Aurora, Colo., and Rhonda Church and Dave Torrance, of Duluth, Minn.; grandchildren Richard, Doug and Alan Church, and Austin Church and his wife, Kristina; and great-grandchildren Alyssa, Weston and Gavin. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Molly Wade; two sisters, Alene Blistein and Doris Turner; and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Bertha Green; his wife Alma Jean; three brothers and one sister.
He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp as flight instructor on B-24 bombers. He retired from the Department of Defense in 1977 after working at Edwards Air Force Base and Holloman Air Force Base in their rocket propulsion and missile development programs.
While active in the New Mexico State Defense Force, he was promoted to major general in May 1999.
Green received his bachelor's degree from Phoenix University and a master's degree in engineering from West Coast University. He was instrumental in establishing federal credit unions across New Mexico.
While a resident of Alamogordo, he was an active member of the United Methodist Church.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at French Mortuary, 9300 Golf Course Road NW, in Santa Fe, with burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Please visit our online guestbook for Green at www.RememberTheirStory.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 6 to July 6, 2010
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