A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Lebanon Cemetery in Langdon for Delbert M. Greene, 86, of Washington and formerly of Langdon.
Posted on 9/19/13
He died August 13, 2013 in Washington after a lengthy illness.
Del M. Greene was born in Langdon on August 8, 1927 to Olaf A. and Mable (Carson) Greene. Mabel passed away from a heart condition when his was only a few months old. His father then married Ella Dahlvang the following year. Three more children were added to the family. They lived in the Mona area until 1934 when they moved to Washington. They lived in the Easton area until finally moving to Seattle. He made the military his career. He joined the US Navy but was drafted by the US Army and was inducted into service on October 13, 1950. He served in Japan and Korea where he was assigned to active duty. After being honorably discharged July 17, 1952, he joined the Washington Army National Guard. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel August 31, 1982 after 32 years of military service. After retiring he was employed at Mills & Mills Funeral Home in Olympia.
He is survived by his wife Virginia; her two children Ray and Ann; his children Vicki and Robert; two sisters: Avis Fix of the Seattle area and Sandra (Ervin) Gustafson of Langdon; brother Robert (Chris) Greene of Surrey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Brooks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online guest book available at www.brooksfuneralhome.net.