Naomi Olivia Morris Green
Naomi Olivia Morris Green, age 87, of Clarendon died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Amarillo.
Services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012, in the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Lloyd Stice, pastor, officiating.
Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with arrangements by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Naomi was born March 1, 1925, on a farm near Thalia, Texas to Carl Bernard “Cap” and Lena Mae Miller Morris. She went off to Texas State College for Women in Denton with her lifelong friend, Pat Grady Thornberry. She also attended Arlington State University. Naomi married Horace A. Green on June 20, 1943, at her parent’s home in Clarendon. Together they farmed in the Ashtola community for most of their married lives.
She headed the C.B. Morris Company, one of the first family farm corporations in Texas for over 45 years. She was a member of Clarendon Chapter 6 Order of the Eastern Star, the Pathfinder Federated Women’s Club, the Red Hatters, and served on the Burton Memorial Library Board, P.T.A, and as chair of the FUMC Mission Committee and various other church positions. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a Sunday School Teacher, and was named Donley County Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Woman of the year 2003-2003. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon. Along with the many accomplishments of life, she loved gardening, flowers, birds, reading, and kids. She was accepting of all kinds of people.
She was preceded in death her parents; her husband, Horace A. Green; 2 sons, Bernard Joseph Green and Lawrence Walton Green; her great great-granddaughter, Holleigh Joe Christopher; 2 brothers, John Miller Morris, SR and Abner Ripley Morris.
She was survived by her children, Robin M. Green and wife Paulina Jacobo of Lubbock, Patricia Friesen and husband Willis of Frisco, Jerry H. Green and wife Mary of Clarendon, Beth Stepp and husband Danny of Clarendon, Ellen Morehart and husband Kevin of Fargo, OK, and daughter-in-law, Katherine Williams of Clarendon; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; one brother, Carl Morris and wife Joan of Austin; and one sister, Mae Naylor and husband Duane of Vernon.
The family request memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 157, Clarendon, TX 79226; Girl Scouts of Texas/Oklahoma Plains, 6011 W. 45th, Amarillo, TX 79109; Olivia’s Angels in C/O BSA Hospice, PO Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box 983, Clarendon, TX 79226; or any other favorite charity.