Obituary of Kenneth Baird Green |

Obituary of Kenneth Baird Green

Kenneth Baird Green passed away on October 3, 2016, at University Retirement Center in Davis, CA. He was born to Cleone and Charles Green in Inglewood, CA on August 16, 1923. After living in various places in California, Arizona, and Oregon with his parents and two brothers during the Great Depression, Ken entered Oregon State University where he met his future wife, Esther Voget. When WWII erupted, he was commissioned as an officer in the Navy and transferred to the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After the war Ken joined General Petroleum in Southern California which became Mobil Oil. Ken and Esther lived in Taft, CA., Oklahoma City, London, Lagos, Nigeria, Westport, CT, Caracas, Venezuela, and Stavanger, Norway. Ken retired in Grass Valley, CA. in 1984. Esther died in 1994. Ken and Esther are survived by their children, Keith, Elaine, Nancy, grandchildren Erin and Alex, and great-grandson, Wilder. Ken married Dorothy Merritt in 1996, and they moved to the University Retirement Center in Davis where they took active roles in resident activities. Dorothy has survived as Ken’s widow. Ken’s interment ceremony will be at 3:00 on October 21 at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Nevada City, CA. A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, October 25, 2- 4pm at University Retirement Center, 1515 Shasta Dr., Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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