Rodney Green

Rodney Green

Rodney Lyn Green, 75, passed away peacefully in St. George, May 15, 2020, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born Oct. 21, 1944, in Salt Lake City, to Ross S. Green and Hazel Glenn.

Rodney attended schools in Davis County and graduated from Davis High School in 1963. He worked a couple of summers on a ranch in Idaho and loved it so much he obtained a “gentleman’s” farm in Layton, where he raised his family. He learned his trade as a machinist at Trade Tech in SLC and retired from Hill AFB as an engineer planner. He married Kathleen Hancock Aug. 30, 1968, in Bountiful, and they were later sealed for eternity in the Manti temple April 30, 1971. They are the parents of five children, Jason, Jeremy, Jay, Jilynn and Joel.

Rodney was always a good example to his family and loved spending time with them. They would hunt, fish, camp and go on small excursions to enjoy the outdoors. He took this time to have conversations with his children and teach them about the things he felt were important.

Rodney’s first priority was always family and he loved having them come to visit. He loved his neighborhood in Richfield and made many good friends. His many secret acts of kindness and charity were important to him. Rod loved to read and through the course of his life he read the standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completely approximately four times. He very much enjoyed his service in the Manti temple and the friends he made there. Rodney loved his Savior and never faltered from his testimony, even in his hardest times.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Kathleen, Richfield; children, Jason (Shannon) Green, Sterling; Jay (Melissa) Green, Syracuse; and Jilynn (Jason) Parkhurst, Weatherford, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Bobette (Randy) Fowles, Delta; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and brother, Glen (Carol) Green, Springville.

He is preceded in death by his sons, Jeremy and Joel; parents; brother, Kerry; and sister, Mavis.

Due to COVID-19, private family graveside services will be held in Lindquist’s Memorial Park in Layton.

Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to the American Cancer Society at