Thomas Hunnewell Green

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Thomas Hunnewell Green, 91, passed away on Feb. 21, 2019 at the Hospice House in Kennewick Washington.

Tom was born on Aug. 30, 1927 in Lewistown. He was the son of Harrison and Gladys Green. Thomas and his sister, Elizabeth, and his brother, Robert, were raised in Lewistown. Thomas graduated from Fergus High School in 1945.

Tom was a WWII Navy veteran. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September, 1945, and was stationed in San Diego California until August, 1946 when his father requested he return home to assist in running the Green family wheat farm. Tom immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve in September, 1946.

On March 18, 1948, Tom married Ilene Ruth Maddux. Tom and Ilene resided in Lewistown until Tom returned to active duty in 1966 to serve as the Navy Reserve Recruiter in Great Falls. In 1968, Tom was transferred to Pasco, Washington, where he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He retired from the Navy in 1973 after 28 years of active duty and reserve duty. Following his retirement from the Navy, Tom and Ilene went into business doing property inspections for the next 20 years.

Tom was a proud DeMolay dad and a member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He belonged to several fraternal organizations, including the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the El Katif Order of the Shrine, and the B.P.O.E. Order of the Elks among others.

Traveling with Ilene in their motor home was a very important part of his life. They traveled to 48 states (and the Bahamas) while visiting family and friends along the way. As active members of the Special Military Active and Retired Travel Club, they rarely missed the opportunity to attend local, regional, and national musters.

Tom lost his wife, Ilene, in January, 2015. He is survived by his children Roberta (Thomas) Carter, Nancy (William) Blake, Sid (Joanne Archambault) Green, Julie (Dwight) Benson, Donna (William) Smith, and his grandchildren Robyn Carter, Brian Blake, Wendy Atkinson, Kate Green, Kerri Flannery, Lindsay Green, Brooke Whittaker, Brandon Benson, Delanie Landoe, Cheyenne Smith and his great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the City Cemetery in Lewistown on Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Contact Julie Benson at benson2117@hotmail.com for additional information.

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