Jack Lynn Green
1936 - 2014
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8/12/36 ~ 4/13/14
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, leader and friend joined his loved ones on the other side of the veil on Sunday, April 13, 2014, after a long battle with cancer that left his body ravaged, but his spirit true and faithful. His courage, strength, compassion and goodness are only a few of his virtues that will remain as examples in our hearts forever. Jack was born August 12, 1936 in Huntington, Utah, the oldest child born to Edward LaVar Green and Annie June Atkinson Green. Jack was a leader all his years, serving as the president of his high school class of 1954 and later as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Ohio Great Lakes Mission. He married his beautiful sweetheart, Carolee Rae Curtis on September 1, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple and they are the parents of seven children. Jack served in many church callings, beginning with a bishopric calling when he was still in his 20's. He later served as the branch president and bishop of the Sterling Park Ward in Virginia and a counselor and then the president of the Bennion Utah East stake, in addition to many other callings in the church. In his most recent years he served as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple, one of his most treasured callings. In addition to church work, Jack served the community with love and compassion, from PTA president at his children's school in Virginia to a member of the Board of Directors for Intermountain Health Care to years of service with the city of Taylorsville. Professionally, he worked for the United States Forest Service, The General Accounting Office, Harmon's grocery stores, and he retired from Utah State Government, serving with the Division of Child and Family Services.
Most men would be overwhelmed with such a long list of formal responsibilities, but Jack made time to garden an acre of precious land, harvest and preserve the fruits and vegetables he grew, always trying new, delicious recipes with his friends and family. He loved God's great earth, and he especially loved finding beautiful rocks and gems, polishing and setting them in hand-crafted silver settings. Jack delighted in making jewelry and giving these beautiful treasures to those he loved.
Jack is survived by his sweetheart, Carolee, four daughters, Cathryn (Vandal), Julie (Shawn), Cherilyn (Tyler), and Christyn (Jesse), three sons, David, Michael, and Steven, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his brothers Ray (Linda) and Mike (Sandra), his sisters Jean (Don) and Eva (Marlin), and many friends and neighbors. His family expresses gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of love shown Jack throughout these months of illness by friends and family alike.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 18th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building located at 1327 West 5550 South in Taylorsville, Utah. Internment will be after the service at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery located at 3115 East 7800 South in Cottonwood Heights. A viewing open to the public will be held at the mortuary on Thursday, April 17, from 7-9 p.m and again before the funeral at the LDS ward building, from 10-11 a.m.

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Published in Deseret News from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2014.
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May 2, 2014
Dear Green Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bishop Green is someone I will always remember. As a teen-ager he was a great Bishop to me. I will never forget meeting in the basement of your home in Sterling, Va for early morning seminary. I hope you find peace and comfort during this time. Love, Elizabeth Nethery Alldridge
Elizabeth Alldridge
April 21, 2014
Carolee, We just found out about Jacks passing and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time for peace and comfort. May you feel our Saviors arms around you at this difficult time.
Love ~ Cami, Kevin and Christopher
Cami Snyder
April 19, 2014
Dear Carolee:
We are so sorry for your loss, and that of your family.

You and your sweet husband have been in our prayers continually.

The few times that I had to communicate with Jack were choice. He was such a sincere genuine son of God. You could just feel his good spirit.

When I came to tune your piano, the times he would answer the door, he was always so very accommodating and pleasant.

You and your family remain in our prayers.

Your servant in the music world.

Larry S. Liddell and sweetheart Delores "Dee"
April 18, 2014
Dear Carolee and Family--My wife, Kathy, and I were blessed to attend Jack's funeral today. It was wonderful getting to know him even better. As a bishop who served under Jack, I have a special love for him. He shared all of my burdens as a bishop and gave me guidance and counsel. He was such a great example in optimism, cheerfulness, and perseverance. As I watched how he handled his illness, he continued to teach by example. May you all be comforted at this time of sorrow for the loss of your loved one. I think it is fitting that the funeral was held at the Crosspointe Building. That was Jack's building. He put his heart and soul into that building when he worked with Church Headquarters bringing it to fruition. What a great man he was. Sincerely, W. Alan Pinborough
April 18, 2014
Jack was a great man and everyone knew it but him. He was very humble.
Will Rackliffe
April 18, 2014
I will always remember the Green call when we all went on family hikes as kids. Emily Green-Cottam
Emily Green-Cottam
April 17, 2014
Jack's memory will live on with all who had the pleasure to get to know him. He was a wonderful advisor, mentor and friend who willing gave time to teach others the many valuable lessons he learned in his lifetime of public service. I am very blessed to have learned from such a wonderful example of humble leadership. My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful wife, children and grandchildren that he often spoke of with love and pride. May you all find comfort at this time.

Patti VanWagoner
Patti VanWagoner
April 17, 2014
I worked with Jack and went on several rock hounding trips. Jack loved learning new things, exploring the world and helping other people. I will miss my good friend.
Craig Monson
April 17, 2014
Green Family, I am so sorry for your loss.Jack and I rode Trax together for many years. I have fond memories of his joy for life, his love of family and, of course, his amazing polished rock creations!
Maria Jones
April 16, 2014
Jack was one of a kind. He was so smart, yet so humble. He was one of the most sincere, kindest and gentle men I've had the privilege of knowing and working with. The world would be a much better place if more people took the time to truly care about people the way that Jack did. He has left a huge hole. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Ruth Johnson
April 16, 2014

Dear Green Family,
I am so sorry for your beloved loss. May God comfort you all in your time of grief. (1Cor 1:3,4)
April 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jack's family. I got to know Jack when he was at DCFS and I was with the Health Department. Whenever we did QCR's I would talk to him about his latest rock hunting and see what he was wearing that he had recently made. He was a very kind and caring man and has touched many lives in all of his community service.
Chris Chytraus
April 15, 2014
My condolences to the Green Family at this sorrowful time. You all are in my prayers and thoughts in the hope that you will find peace and comfort. I have so many great memories of Bishop Green from when he was my Bishop in Sterling Park. I'm saddened to hear of his passing. May God always bless each of you.
Ginger Nethery
April 15, 2014
Grandpa Green gave my daughter Kaede three different types of beautiful rock at my sister Sonomi's bridal shower. He taught me about rocks passionately and I still remember his warm spirit. He had such a deep love for others. We love Grandpa Green. He is a good example for our family. Sincerely, Eria, Masahiko, Kaede Honda
Eria Honda
April 15, 2014
Dear Green Family,
To work with Jack, at DCFS, was truly a gift. His energy and positive outlook was a blessing to all. Jack's life was rich with curiosity and with the peace that comes with a life well lived.
Dawn Hollingsworth
April 15, 2014
I feel so blessed to have had Jack in my and my children's lives. He was such an amazing example of how to be a loving father, grandpa, husband, and friend. Even after Steve and I divorced, Jack always treated me like family and we shared a love and respect for one another. Me and my boys will miss his earthly presence in our life. Till we meet again. Love you Jack.
Julie Fox
April 15, 2014
I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to the Green family. Jack was such an amazing man. I felt so blessed to have known him and worked with him. I loved talking rock hunting with him and looked forward to seeing his smiling face every day. I was so lucky to call him my friend. You are all in my prayers at this time.

Charri Brummer
Charri Brummer
April 15, 2014
April 15, 2014
I have many fond memories of Uncle Jack when our families used to picnic together at Moss Ledge. I will miss him.
Jenny Curtis Stout
April 15, 2014
Prayers from Texas for your family.
Tami Maloney
April 15, 2014
Uncle Jack was always a source of adventure for our family. I remember long rides in the back of his suburban along dusty dirt roads, visiting remote places in the desert in search of unusual rocks; camping trips to Arches; picnics up the canyon where he would always cool a watermelon in the creek; and a personal favorite memory, when my mom was asleep in his suburban, suddenly awoke, and screamed at finding us in the middle of a broad, shallow river Jack was driving us across. Lots of memories and good times with Uncle Jack. We'll miss you and pray for your precious family.
Matt Curtis
April 15, 2014
Jack Green was my Stake President when I was working to go to the temple and he was the kindest and most sincere son of God I ever met. He had complete love and devotion for each member of his stake and worked hard for us. Go to your rest, thou good and faithful servant. We will not forget you.
Mary-Jane Jex
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