Garrett Dee 'Gary' Green

Oct 21, 2012 Staff

Garrett Dee "Gary" Green of Lander died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Lander. He was 63 years old.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Casper.

An Irish wake is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at his brother's home, 525 Roberts Road, Lander.

Garrett Dee Green was born Dec. 23, 1948, in Riverton, the son of George and Ruth (Nelson) Green.

He grew up and attended schools throughout Fremont County, including Riverton, Lander, Dubois and Jeffrey City.

After he graduated high school, he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was stationed in Germany and Holland and served for eight years.

He later worked for Western Nuclear doing electric work and as a security guard for Sinclair Refinery.

He also worked as a maintenance engineer for the Holiday Inn and cooked for the Flying J. and Denny's all over Wyoming.

Mr. Green was a non-denominational ordained minister of the Christian faith.

His family said he enjoyed having coffee with his friends and family, and he liked working and collecting guns. He enjoyed hunting in his younger years.

They said he also liked to watch movies (he was a big John Wayne fan) and enjoyed playing on his computer.

He is survived by his daughter, Valorie Green of Casper; mother Ruth Putnam of Lander; brothers Alan Putnam and his companion Brandy Alexander of Lander and Danny Green and his wife Sue of Lander; sisters Lorie Jessup of Casper, Bridget Block of Green River, Shannon Stanford of Longview, Texas, and Betsy Green of Seattle.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister Patricia Hall.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (

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