Obituary for Elnora Green
Nick name Wall-E
Elnora Green passed away June 3rd, age 80, at Park View Care Center from a long battle with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
Elnora was born 3/ 14 /1943 to Vernon George Green (e), who went by George V Green most of his life and Mable (Mabel) Jane Thomas Green. She was born at a home near the old View Town site at a time when the doctors still made house calls and often took alternative payments like chicken or garden vegetables.
She grew up on 16 acres of the original homestead her Great Grandfather and Grandfather acquired after moving here from near Chiricahua National Monument in Willcox, Arizona. She lived in a 3 room house with a small enclosed porch area. No electricity or indoor plumbing. They heated their home with wood and coal stoves. Winters were cold and summers hot. She lived there with her parents until her dad passed. Then, she moved to Burley with her mom.
Elnora was always a hard worker, but for some medical reason, she could not learn to read or write more than her name no matter how hard she tried, and she did try. Her brother once said that when they were young, she had a real bad fall, hitting her head on a rock. Before the fall, she was super smart.
Elnora helped her parents chop wood with a hand ax, milk, water cows, pigs, chickens, horses, dog and cats, and pump water from a spring well with a hand pump.
Elnora worked for multiple neighbors and multiple seasons at an early age sacking spuds by hand. Hoeing beets, etc. Later, she worked on potato harvesters picking clods.
Neighbors of View would remember her pulling a little red wagon with a car battery in it up the road a mile to her brothers to charge it a couple of times a week. So family could watch Bonanza, Gun Smoke, Lawrence Welk, Lucy, and Carole Burnett. Shows she continued to watch and enjoy until her passing. Her new roommates comment was that she sure loves her old shows.
She went to work as soon as she could at Ore Ida Foods specking spuds. She did this for the next 43 or so years until she retired. In the beginning, she caught rides to work with neighbors or her brothers. Eventually, her sister Elvina began to work there as well for a short time. Elvina got a car and began driving them. Then, it was back to riding with George. When JoEtta became 14 and got her license, she would take her and, by that time, their mom to work. Head to school, then go pick them up from work and back to work herself. Eventually, JoEtta taught Elnora to drive. JoEtta helped her take her test by reading her questions and marking the answers. Eventually, established drivers did not have to do written tests, only eye exams. After seeing an eye doctor and completing the eye exam by memorization, she passed her own renewals. Driving her own self to work. She rarely ever missed a day of work in all her working years.
Elnora also paid for many of JoEtta’s needs growing up until JoEtta went to work herself.
Elnora's mom had a stroke and lost her right side and was mostly wheel chair bound. Elnora took on all her chores and her care on the farm. She lived this hard life on the homestead that many could not imagine with her parents until her dad passed. Elnora and her mom then moved into town. Elnora would have been approx. 43 years of age. This was 1989 when she had electricity and running water and indoor plumbing for the first time. She continues to work and take care of her mom in the evenings and during the night.
Her mom passed in 1994. Elvina and her family moved in with her. She continued to help support Elvina and her family until Elvina’s death.
In about 2020, she became a long-term resident at Parke View due to a bad fall that left her confined to a wheelchair.
Elnora loved to crochet and knit most of her life and spent many hours making blankets.
Elnora will most be remembered for her support of family. The fact that she never asked for anything and never complained about her circumstances.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her sisters Ellen Cronin, Elvina Carter, her brothers, Vernon George Green Jr., George E. Green.
She is survived by one sister, JoEtta, (Larry) Abo of Paul.
Family would like to say thanks to those who took care of her at Davita for all these years and to Parke View. Most especially to a man named Mark from A and B transport who went the extra mile with kindness. She spoke about her rides with you often. A thanks also to Pastor Dan. Your singing brightened her day.
There will be a graveside service at the View Cemetery,. A final set date and time will be posted later.