Elvina Marguerite “DOLL” Green | Obituaries

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Doll Green, 103+, passed away at Summitview Living Care on March 21, 2017. She was born in Yakima, WA October 1, 1913 to Marvin V. Walker and Louise Sorenson Walker. Her father did not like her given name and said he would call her “DOLLY.” The name stuck and she was either called DOLLY or DOLL her entire life. She grew up on the T.E. Bryant Ranch, which was located where the West Valley High School is today. She helped her father plant the row of Poplar trees that for many years crested that hill. She and her sisters Francis and Helen went to school at Wide Hollow and rode the trolley into town to attend Franklin Jr. High and Yakima High School.

She married her husband, Lemuel Green on June 27, 1931. They lived and traveled in several states due to Lem’s employment. They later returned to live and work in the Valley. Doll became a waitress at Dick’s Restaurant on S. 2nd Street where she worked for around 30 years. She had a large group of customer friends that she referred to as her “lunch crowd.”

After Lem’s death she decided she wanted to see all of the 50 states, which she accomplished over the years. She also traveled to Europe with her sister, Helen. She took numerous cruises with her cousin, Wes Sorenson. She was happiest when she was traveling and loved taking road trips.

In later years she played Pinochle with friends several times a week. She was an avid sports fan and was proud of the fact that she had several times thrown out the first pitch at the Yakima Bears games. She had a wonderful sense of humor that drew people to her and her mischievous smile will be missed.

She is survived by her niece, Delaine Cowdrey; great nieces, Kendall Cowdrey and Amber Robinson; great great niece, Alexa Robinson; great nephew, Marvin Gohl; and nephew Ken Reinmuth…

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