Arvona G. Greene |

Arvona G. Greene

Arvona G. Greene died at home in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Oct. 11. She was 91.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (chapel), Walnut Creek. Her ashes will be scattered with her husband’s over Lake Tahoe.

She was born in Utica, N.Y., on Jan. 31, 1919, to George Gangloff and Katherine (Jones) Gangloff. She lived there until 1960 when she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. In 1980, she retired to Grass Valley.

She graduated from Utica Free Academy, St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Massachusetts General School of Anesthesia in Boston and Arizona State University, Tempe. She worked for 35 years in various area of nursing and retired in 1980 from her position as a nursing instructor at Glendale College in Arizona.

Arvona was a voracious reader and enjoyed travel and spending time with her family. In retirement, she volunteered tutoring adults and children in reading and math. A talented seamstress, she made crafts to fundraise for the Penn Valley Volunteer Fire Department. She will be fondly remembered for her warm smile and kind, caring personality.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Gordon C. Greene; her sisters, Doris Moran and Marion Fox; and a succession of trusty Boston Terriers. Arvona is survived by her son, Peter C. Greene and wife Randi; daughter, Pat Morris and husband Ray; and grandchildren, Dawn and Trevor Greene, and Mary (Molly) and Mickey Morris.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, Grass Valley. Arrangements are by Chapel of the Angels.

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