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Jack Green
Jun. 19, 1925 - Sep. 5, 2014

Palos Verdes, California

Jack Green, 89, passed away quietly at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California on September 5, 2014. Jack was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on June 19, 1925 to Louis and Marie Harris Green. He married Renee Jean Utley, September 21, 1952 in Joseph. She preceded him in death, November 19, 2011.

Jack served his country in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He met Renee at Big Rock Candy Mountain, in Sevier County, Utah, where Renee was working and Jack was doing field work for his PhD in Geology for Columbia University. Shortly after their marriage they moved to California where they spent their 59 years of married life. Jack had a long and successful career as a geologist, working 17 years in aerospace and then spending the following 42 years as a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. During his career he had the opportunity to travel the world, presenting his research and publications at conferences and visiting many of the geological wonders of the world, especially those related to volcanism, his life-long expertise. In addition to his passion for his work, he also had a passion for fine dining and loved finding new and exquisite dining experiences.

Jack is survived by his children; Kathy Dawson, Oceanside, California; Jeffrey Green, San Pedro, California; Nathaniel Green, Buda, Texas; Teresa Green, San Pedro, California; Terrence Green, Huntington Beach, California; and Ronald Green, Marysvale, Utah; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Green, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

He is also preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel, 50 South 100 West, Richfield. Burial will be in the Joseph Cemetery with military rites. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

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