Gradon "Deke" Green Fortuna, CA —GRADON B. (DEKE) GREEN 1931 - 2016 Gradon B. Green (Deke to all who knew him well) passed away in Fortuna, CA on October 14, 2016 from a brief illness. He was surrounded by all his family and friends. He was born in Bynum, MT on Dec. 1, 1931 to Julia and Gradon G. Green. He attended school in Bynum and Choteau before joining the Navy and serving proudly in the Korean Conflict for four years. He married Norita Murr in June of 1955. They had two children Brian Lindsey in 1957 and Kerry Ann in 1958.After their marriage he rough necked, was town cop, and owned and operated a Texaco Station in Choteau. They later divorced. In 1962 he married the love of his life Lois Eklund in Collins and they were joined by his two children to start their family. In 1964 Erik G. was born and in 1967 Nelson Carl was born. A few years down the road, Amanda (Amy) Arleen came along in 1976. After he and Lois married, he rough necked for a while and then when the kids needed to be settled in school he worked for a feed store in Choteau, which led to almost 30+ years of running grain elevators in Simms, Collins, Box Elder and Valier. Finally settling in Valier for the last 30 years before moving to California, he and Lois owned a flower shop and owned and operated the local paper the Valierian. He is survived by his wife Lois, children Kerry (Tom) Knudtzon, Anchorage, AK, Erik (Kim) Green, Great Falls, MT, Nelson (Melissa) Green, Mt. Shasta, CA , and Amy Green of Fortuna, CA. His wonderful grandchildren Nicholas Green of Liverpool, UK, Christina Green of Bozeman, and Annalisa Green of Syracuse, NY. Two sisters, Marie Brown of Great Falls, JoAnn Peak of Bridgeville, WA and Alfred Green of Missoula. He was proceeded in death, by his parents, and son Brian Lindsey Green. He will be remembered as a wonderful son, husband, dad, brother and friend to all who knew him. Cremation has taken place in Fortuna, CA.
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