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Dennis (Pat) Greene

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Dennis (Pat) Greene

Formerly of Backus

Dennis (Pat) Greene, 92, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls, Mont.

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He was born Jan. 22, 1921, to Golden Silver Greene and Martha Whipper and was raised in Backus. Pat served 21 years with the Army Air Force. During World War II he was stationed with the 357th Fighter group, 364th squadron. He served as crew chief-C5M in Luxemburg, England from 1942-45. Pat retired in 1965, then drove school bus in Backus for 20 years. He served as a volunteer for the Backus Fire Department and served as Backus mayor for seven years. Pat enjoyed fishing in Alaska, traveling to and from Minnesota for 16 years. He enjoyed bingo, cribbage and card games.

Pat was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and his son, Larry Greene.

He is survived by his daughters, Martha Ann (Jim) Huffman of Alaska, Sarah Greene of Massachusetts, Norma Brink of Alaska and Sue Feemster of California; and son, Dennis (Mary) Greene of Arizona; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pat lived in Columbia Falls with his best friend and longtime caregiver, Gale (Reynolds) Bailey, and his dear canine friend, Snoopy. Pat was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Evergreen Cemetery, Backus.

Arrangements by Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

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