Duane Edward Green passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 12, 2023. He was born March 18, 1947 to Eldon and Virginia Green of Layton, UT and was the oldest child with three younger sisters, Sharon Green, Denise Jensen, and Connie Bright. As a child Duane helped his grandparents Octavia and John Edward Neville on their farm in west Layton. He was active in sports, playing football, basketball, and baseball for the Central Davis Junior High Cubs. He attended Davis High School and participated in sports, playing basketball and football and working at Smith’s grocery store, where he used his earnings to buy his first car, a Chevrolet Corvair. Duane joined the Air Force out of high school where he served for a year. He then attended Weber State university for 3 years where he studied accounting. He married the love of his life Linda Jean Sackett on July 2nd 1971 and celebrated 52 years together.
He continued his commitment to hard work after graduation. He joined W.R. White Company in 1972 as a dispatcher and eventually became Vice President of Sales and was a committed manager, mentor, and co-worker. Duane spent the next 39 years there even as the company was sold to Old Castle in 2000. He left Old Castle in 2011 and spent his last couple years at Western Water Works, where he retired in 2013. Duane loved to visit White’s orchard and take their famous peaches to his customers every fall.
Duane was a committed father and husband. Him and Jean spent years boating with family and friends at Flaming Gorge and hosting at their home in Manila, UT. They loved to travel to their home in Mesquite, NV during the winters and invited friends and family to join them often. More recently Duane simply enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family. He was generous and caring of those close to him. If you were the subject of a joke, you knew he cared about you.
Duane was preceded in death by his son Bret John Green in October. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Jean Green, daughter Shellece (David) Howell, grandchildren Kedric (Sydney) Capron, Charlee (Tallis) Capron, Brady (Laramie) Green, Cody Green, 2 great grandchildren, his three sisters, and many more close family and friends. The family wishes to thank those friends and neighbors that have helped Duane and Jean in recent years. Jean specifically wanted to thank their daughter, Shellece, for her commitment and time she spent caring and supporting Duane in his final weeks. Also, sincerest thanks to Community Nursing Services Hospice Team for their care and compassion.
The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love. It is perhaps the price we pay for love, and the cost of commitment.
Please join us for a celebration of life on Friday January 5, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary prior to the celebration.