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Lita Green

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Lita Green

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May 1, 2012

Lita Green, 81, a 53 year Wenatchee resident, passed away on Tuesday, May 1st at Central Washington Hospital.
She was born on August 8, 1930 at Combs, Arkansas to the late William & Myrtle Nelson. While in her youth, she moved with her family to Azwell and attended high school in Pateros. She graduated from the Pateros High School. She met and was married to Lester Green Jr. in 1952. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, and after his discharge they moved to Pullman where he attended WSU. They made move to Yakima before a final move in 1958 to Wenatchee, where they made their home and raised their three sons. Lester died in 1997.
As a homemaker, Lita, was able to spend her sons younger years in their classrooms assisting the teachers and serving on the school’s PTA Board as Secretary. She was a founding member of the Wenatchee First Presbyterian, as an active church member she participated in the women’s groups, and enjoyed sponsoring events for the senior members. Lita was very active in the community and was always ready to volunteer for charity events, helping with eye exams, blood donation drives, serving on the board of the YWCA, and for many years was a regular volunteer in the gift shop at Central Washington Hospital. An accomplished Bridge player, she traveled to tournaments and won the rank of ACBL Life Master. Lita loved her family and especially her grandchildren. Whether they lived far away or close by she took interest in their activities and enjoyed watching them grow and they enjoyed knowing that grandma was watching them.
Lita is survived by sons; Stephen “Steve” (Charissa) Green, Lake Zurich, IL, William “Bill” Green, Wenatchee, Michael “Mike” Green, granddaughters, Sarah Green, Arvada, CO, Lindsey Green, San Francisco, CA, Lelsie Ann Esparza, Kennewick and Kayla Lynn Johanson, Pateros. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lester, three brothers and a sister.
A Celebration of Life will be held May 12th, 2:00pm at the Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Wenatchee, WA. Online condolences and memories can be left for the family at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, WA.

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