FAJARDO, Puerto Rico Mata Green, 89, died Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City with burial in the Lake City Cemetery.Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City is assisting the family.
Mata Ellen Green was born on June 27, 1924 in Lake City, Iowa, to Edward Chessar and Alda Mae (Hearrell) Blair. She graduated from high school in 1941,then attended summer school at Buena Vista College. On September 10, 1944, Mata was married to Donald Green at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City.
She was a member of Woodlawn Church and active in the Christian Women's Fellowship as President, Secretary, Treasurer, group leader, study leader; she was also a Sunday school teacher and youth leader throughout the years. She was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, serving as Secretary and Treasurer, a 4-H leader for 8 years and long time QC Club Member, originally a rural neighborhood quilters club north of Lake City.
Mata is survived by her children Jerry Green and his wife Linda of Rockwell City, Iowa; John Green of Fajardo, Puerto Rico; and Judy Green Newland of Tempe, Arizona; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren;sister Marie Stokes, brother Noel and his wife Anna, sisters-in-law Lois Blair, Joan Blair and Arlene Blair; and many extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lenore Hildreth, brothers Fred, Jack, George, Bill, Bythel, Estelle and Merrold Blair.