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Jerry Green

d. January 27, 2024

Jerry Wayne Green

Born July 18, 1944 Died January 27, 2024

Jerry Wayne Green 79, was born July 18, 1944, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green (Lois Porta) both now deceased. His faith was Episcopalian. Jerry had a lengthy battle with Dementia/Alzheimer. He died peacefully in his sleep at home.

Jerry went to school in different areas of the country. He went to Sandia High School in Albuquerque where he met some lifelong friends who loved car racing. His last year of high school, his parents moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated from Shades Valley High School. After Jerry’s graduation, his parents decided to move back to Albuquerque, New Mexico until his parent’s deaths.

He joined the Navy in 1969 and was stationed on the USS Arlington in Vietnam for two years and was Honorably discharged in 1972 and was in the Reserves until 1977. Jerry worked for the sheriff department in Flagstaff, Arizona for many years and also studied to cut hair at a Cosmology school. Jerry moved from Flagstaff to Albuquerque to help his Dad with their framing business. His Dad retired and sold his business. Jerry accepted a job for Patterson Dental Company and moved to Las Cruces.

While working at the dental company, he met his wife Carol Sanders Mahan where they married in 1984 in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Tuscon, Arizona where he accepted a job for Healthco Dental Company.

After three years in Tucson, Az, our family moved to Roswell, NM where we built a full service car wash business. He helped me raise my two sons, Clay Mahan and Jeff Mahan who married Amy Ellis from Amarillo, Tx. They have twins, Cooper and Connor Mahan. Jeff and Amy live in Mansfield, Tx and Clay is living in Socorro, New Mexico. We decided to sell our car wash business in Roswell, NM and Jerry accepted a job for Universal Tech Institute in Bettendorf, Iowa and then in Wichita, Kansas. The company was changing again so we landed back in Roswell where he loved working for Champion Motor Sports and retired.

Jerry was an avid gun collector and a member of the Roswell Gun Club. He also helped at the Noon Optimist Club. His biggest love was his animals and another love was Nascar Racing.

I would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for their support. They were such a big help and support during his dementia illness. His remains will go to Shreveport, LA to be buried with his grandfather, whom he loved dearly. There will be a private family get together in remembrance of him on March 30th. On April 2, 2024, there will be a burial of Jerry at the General Douglas L. McBride Roswell Vet Columbarium Cemetery.

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