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“Thinking of his family at this time. President Green was my mission president in Milwaukee. I admire him. President Green was a great man. He helped...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nick Ibarra - Provo, UT

“Bill was a special friend. I enjoyed our tennis matches. My special condolences go out to his family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Vernetti - Escondido, CA

“Hello to all of you, My heart broke when I heard Uncle Bill had transitioned through the veil. I love you all so very much and eventhough it has...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Krisanne Edvalson - Palo Alto, CA

“All of us who had the good fortune to work with Bill (and Iona) have lost a great friend and examplar. He was a man with a pure heart, and was...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gordon and Marcia Thristensen - UT

“President Green was my Stake President at the time I went on my mission, and I will always remember him as a loving and caring person. His daughter,...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Wynn Griffin - Escondido, CA

“President Green was my mission president in Milwaukee. He really helped me adjust to the mission. Years later I asked him to seal my kids to my...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: David Pearson - Provo, UT

“President Green was the mission president when I joined the church in 1988. I will always remember his influence here in the Milwaukee Wisconsin...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Bousquet Monk - Greendale, WI

“So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing but a better place he has arrived and most likely beating those paradisiacal streams. Okay Bill, try a No. 8...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bart & Eve Smith - Asheville, NC

“So sorry to hear about Brother Green's passing. I remember when I was a kid back in the early '60's going with my dad to the beach somewhere not...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Fox - BLACKFOOT, ID

William Bartell Green
"Coach Green"

Bill laid down his mortal fly rod for the last time on November 17, 2012 at age 84. Born May 27, 1928 to William Horace and Thursa Mackay Green in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Provo High School in 1946, U of U in 1951, and received his Doctor of Education degree from BYU in 1970.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He married his high school sweetheart, Iona Nielsen, in the Salt Lake Temple June 14, 1948. He enjoyed a happy life with his wife of 64 years, seven children, 32 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren.

He played on U of U's baseball team in the 1951 College World Series and was a third team All-American.

Bill was a high school teacher and coach for 33 years at Olympus High School in Utah and Escondido and San Pasqua High Schools in California. He loved the challenge and opportunity to work with young men in both football and baseball. He had the privilege of coaching all four of his sons.

Bill loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, and his fellow man. He served as a Bishop, Stake President, Mission President in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission, Counselor in the Provo Temple Presidency, Patriarch in the Orem Windsor Stake, and Sealer at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.

He was an avid fly fisherman and is currently fly fishing some heavenly stream with his Dad and best friend, Johnnie Whiting.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 24, at 12:00 noon and viewing from 10:00 am to 11:45 am at the Windsor Stake Center, 60 E 1600 N Orem, Utah. In lieu of flowers, it would be Bill's request that you make a contribution to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary fund. Condolences may be extended to the family at