Final rites were held Tuesday in John Day for Otis H. Green, 65, of Mt. Vernon. The late Mr. Green, who had been ill the last three years, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Blue Mountain hospital in John Day, where he had been a patient five weeks. Death was due to heart and lung ailments.
Service was held at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Driskill mortuary. Officiating was the Rev. Richard Goold of Long Creek. Mrs. Richard Goold, Long Creek, served as organist. John Liveira of John Day sang “How Great Thou Art” as a vocal solo. Mrs. Kathleen Rehder and Mrs. Edith Damon, Mt. Vernon, sang a duet, “Whispering Hope.” John Fossum of John Day read a tribute written by the late Mr. Green’s daughter, Mrs. D. L. Clea Rasmussen.
Interment was made in the Canyon City cemetery. Active pallbearers were Charles McKenna, Clyde Stormer, Isaac Shank, Arnold Lemons and Carl Edwards, Mt. Vernon, and George Gilbert of John Day. Honorary pallbearers were Arthur Culp, Miles Gilman, Rex Brisbois, Peter Holmberg, Robert Hiatt, Marvin Brannon and Byron Lemons of Mt. Vernon.
Otis H. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Green, was born June 12, 1895, at Long Creek. He attended the Long Creek and Mt. Vernon schools. His marriage to Valene Irene McKern was solemnized June 12, 1918, at mt. Vernon. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Green established their home at Mt. Vernon, where they continued to reside.
The late Mr. Green was engaged in the trucking business several years and he served as the Grant county weed supervisor a number of years. He was a member of the Mt. Chapel church in Mt. Vernon.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Valene Green, Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. D. L. (Clea) Rasmussen, Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Pat Leach and Penny, Rickey and Randy Rasmussen, Mt. Vernon; a brother, Joe Green, Mt. Vernon; and a sister, Mrs. R. W. (Alice) Shaw, Long Creek. His parents and several brothers and sisters proceded him in death.
Grant County Blue Mountain Blue Eagle Thursday, February 16, 1961, p. 5, col. 4-5
Contributed by: T. D. Williams