Joseph Delo Green of Mt. Vernon died November 4, 1962, at the age of 70 years. Final rites were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Driskill Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. with Elder Fred Wagner of the Seventh day Adventist church officiating.
Joseph Delo Green was born August 21, 1892 in Long Creek, son of Marquis L. and Nancy Jane Green. He was one of 14 children, 12 of whom preceded him in death. When a young man he came to Mt. Vernon where he continued to make his home.
He was united in marriage March 2, 1928 to Nellie E. Parrish and to this union were born four children. One son, Delo Edward, died in infancy. In 1924 Mr. Green moved with his family to Hood River and resided there eight years. The remainder of his lifetime was spent at Long Creek and Mt. Vernon.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Elks lodges.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Carter of Prairie City, Mrs. Colleen Simmons of John Day and Mrs. Elouise Simmons of Canyon City; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Shaw of Long Creek.
Music at the final services was presented by Mrs. Edith Damon of Mt. Vernon who sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” with Mrs. Elda Way at the organ.
Pallbearers were Walter Jenkins, Clarence Jenkins, Charles McKenna, Robert Sproul and Sidney Officer, Mt. Vernon, and Hillery Stout, Canyon City.
Honorary pallbearers were Farrel Lemons, Jay McKern, Tom Negus, Homer Damon, Darrel McKern and A. J. Tanler. Interment was made in the Fletcher cemetery at Mt. Vernon.
Out of county relatives and friends attending the final services were Mrs. William Lemons of Albany, Mrs. J. C. Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Shank of Oakridge, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wain of Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Parrish of Creswell.
Grant County Blue Mountain Blue Eagle Thursday, November 15, 1962, p. 6, col. 6-7
Contributed by: T. D. Williams