Our loving dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and great-great grandpa, Donald E. Green, passed away on January 18, 2018 at St. Marks Hospital following a short illness. He was a WWII Veteran and our war hero! \r\nHe was born February 16, 1921 to Clemmon and Esther Green in Union, Utah. His childhood was spent working on the farm in Butlerville and enjoying all kinds of outdoor activities in the canyons surrounding Salt Lake City. Donald graduated from Jordan High School and attended the U of U for a short while. With the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, his duty to our country called him and proudly joined the Navy, serving honorably for 4 years. Donald deployed on the USS Santa Fe “The Lucky Lady”. She was involved in 58 battles in the Pacific. For years, Dad would tell us his stories of the war and the close calls he experienced. He was “Honorably” discharged from the Navy in Hawaii and couldn’t wait to get back home. Upon his return home from the war, he went to Stauffer’s in Murray for a malt. It was there he met the love of his life Louise Carlsen, and they married in 1947 in Elko Nevada. They had 65 loving years together, building a beautiful life and raising 3 children. Early in their marriage, Donald built Lou Don’s Café on State Street in Murray. While “Louie” ran the café, he drove truck for Collett tank lines and Pacific Intermountain Express. He was awarded for driving 2 million miles without an accident. He retired early and fulfilled his gardening passion while working part time at Junction Lanes. He had a true “green” thumb, growing big tasty tomatoes and beautiful flowers. Weeds were not allowed in his yard. \r\nDonald was a great provider for the family and shared his love of the outdoors with us all. We spent many weekends and most of our vacations fishing, hunting, camping and boating. His trailer was parked in Samak, and he enjoyed many weekends there with all his family savoring wine, George Dickel, and late-night poker playing. \r\nDad was a loving caretaker for Mom as she struggled with the tragedy of Alzheimers. He provided her with a safe and joyful life until her death in 2012. He has never quit missing her. His later loves were his new red Elantra, Chicken McNuggets, and the McDonalds family and spending time with his Crazy, fun-loving grandsons.\r\nHe is survived by his children: Don (Marial) Green of Murray; Chris (Tom) Boley of Washington, UT; and son-in-law, Mark Harris; grandchildren: Aaron (Cyndi) Harris, Ryan (Katie) Harris, Devan (Angi Grover) Harris, Jerry (Andie) Green, Chad Green, CJ (Sydney) Goetz, and Tyler Goetz; his great-grandchildren, the Harris’: Allie, Zach, Cheynne, Conner, Chloe, Aiden and Samantha Bowman; the Green’s: Tristin, Kylie, Ella and Hannah; the Goetz’s: Cora and Anderson; and his most recent excitement; 1 great-great-granddaughter, Raeleigh Mae Harris. He also leaves behind his loving sister, Beverly. \r\nDad was preceded in death by his parents Clem and Etta; his loving wife, Louise; his beautiful daughter, Angela Harris; and siblings: Eugene, Norman and Maxine. \r\n\r\n\r\nFuneral services will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at noon at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Chapel, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah. Viewings will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to funeral service at the mortuary. Interment at Murray City Cemetery, 5600 South Vine Street, Murray, Utah.\r\nThe family wishes to express gratitude to his fun lunch buddies at “McDonalds”. You were the light of his final years. Also a special thanks to the compassionate care he received from all the nurses and doctors at St. Marks Hospital and the CNS Hospice members.