William (Bill) Ellis Greene passed away on Monday June 22, 1998 at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah due to complications from cancer.
Dad was born October 26, 1929 to Cedric and Lucille Greene, Aberdeen, WA. He married his sweetheart, our mother, Joyce A. Shoemaker on February 21, 1951. He was the proud father of four sons and two daughters, Mike (Roxanne); Bill; Marilyn; Kirk; Shelley (Kelly); and Greg (Debbie). Dad loved his 16 grandchildren. He served proudly in the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War. Dad moved his family to Bountiful, Utah in 1965. He went to work for Mrs. J.G. McDonalds. Later started his own business. After retiring Dad was the crossing guard at Bountiful Jr. High. He loved the kids and his job and was quoted as saying, "This was more fun than anything ever before in my life. If I could have done this and made a living, this is what I would have chosen." Dad and Mom spent the last couple winters in Mesa, AZ.Survived by wife; children; grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Pearsall, Bellingham, WA. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Marilyn Smith. We want to thank Dr. LeRoy Taylor not just for being Dad's doctor, but being a close friend.
Also, special thanks to the 3rd floor nursing staff at Lakeview Hospital for the week long kindness they showed to Dad and our family. Many thanks to our extended family and friends for their love, support, and prayers. At Dads' request a private family service will be held. "WE LOVE YA POOPS!"
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