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Max Earl Green
July 1st, 2007 by Jessica

Max poses in a photoboothMax Earl Green was born November 29, 1919 Kendall, Van Buren County, Michigan.  He was the sixth of nine children born to his parents, Fred Ozro Green and Wava Cecil Campbell.

Senior portrait of Max Earl GreenHis siblings were: Ernest Fred, Wilma Marian, Edna Harriet, Robert Henry, Virginia Maxine, Betty Marie, Helen Irene, and Donald Gene.

World War II Navy UniformMax was a World War II Navy Veteran, stationed in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Mona Island.  He was caught in a typhoon in October 1943 and his ship was immediately dry-landed and dismantled.  He was classified MOMMS2: Motor Machinist Mate, Second Class.

Wife Velma with Max at their daughter Barbara’s weddingHe married Velma Isadora Bostic on July 19, 1941 and spent the next sixty years with her.  The couple had four children together: Barbara Joan, Jerald Max, Denise Joann, and Deborah Jo.

With wife Velma at their grandson John Hilland’s weddingMax was a volunteer at the Maricopa County Fair and at Chandler Compadre Stadium, as well as at Chandler Vaqueros Saddle Club. Max was a salesman at Phoenix Electric for 26 years before retiring.  He was also an avid poker player and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Max passed away on October 11, 2001 after a long battle with cancer.  He is buried at the Valley of the Sun Mausoleum in Chandler, Arizona. 

Max will always be remembered as the man who could fix anything, and often did.  He was never hesitant to help someone in need.
 
A Matter of Public Record: Max Earl Green

1920 US Census, State of Michigan, Van Buren County, Pine Grove Township, ED 202, Sheet 4A, Line 18, Image 7/12

1930 US Census, State of Michigan, Van Buren County, Pine Grove Township, ED 26, Sheet 5B, Image 10/22, Line 87

The East Valley Tribune; Mesa, Arizona.  Sunday, October 14, 2001, Page A23.  Obituary; GREEN, Max Earl.


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