Marian Greene

Mar 12, 2021
Green, Marian Crop


Family services will be held March 28, 2021, with a public Celebration of Life to be held this summer.



Inurnment will be at Elmwood Cemetery.


First Congregational United Church of Christ, or Friendship Village.  


     Marian Greene, 92, of Friendship Village, died at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital, on Friday, March 12, 2021. She was born March 15, 1928, in Waterloo, daughter of Leo Francis and Marjorie Marian Burk Carrigg. She attended Pleasantdale #4 Country School, West Jr. High, graduated from West High School in 1945, and attended Iowa State Teachers College.
     Marian married David Greene nearly 74 years ago on May 11, 1947 at First Congregational Church in Waterloo. She was a longtime member of the Board of Directors Goodwill Industries and YWCA. She also was a Sunday school teacher and member of Women’s groups at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Marian traveled with Dave around the world visiting friends they added to their family, but her favorite place was at their cabin surrounded by family and the fun and singing that followed them everywhere. 
     Survivors: husband, David Greene of Waterloo; two daughters, Karen (Tom) Farmer and Marsha (Tim) Lind, both of Waterloo; son, Paul (Gina) Greene of Waterloo; eight grandchildren, Paul (Melinda) Farmer of Cedar Falls, Catherine (Jesse) White of Charles City, Ben Lind of Cedar Falls, Sam (Allison) Lind of San Francisco, Max (Anne) Lind of Waterloo, Lucas (Dora) Greene of Cedar Rapids, Molly Carrigg Greene (Brian) Bishop of Williamsburg, and Tyler Greene of Waterloo; eight great-grandchildren, Braeden and Nolan Farmer, Elise and Andrew White, Wesley, Zachary, and Ellison Bishop, and Lucy Lind; and many close nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Marjorie Carrigg; step-mother Alice Carrigg; and sister, Carolyn Buckton.

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  1. Kathy L Hansen | Mar 22, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Karen.  It is never easy to lose a parent, but she lived a long, wonderful life and you will always have those memories of her.

    Mike and Kathy Hansen

  2. Kathy and Mike Hansen | Mar 22, 2021

    Karen and Tom and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Karen.  It is never easy to lost a parent and we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your familly.  She lived a long, wonderful life and you will always have those memories of her.

  3. Becky Biesanz | Mar 22, 2021

    Sincere sympathy to your entire family, Tom and Karen. 

    I will be in Midwest part of the Summer. Please be certain to post date and time of your Mom's Celebration of Life. I would very much like to attend.


    Becky Wildes Biesanz

  4. Craig and Carmen Driver | Mar 21, 2021

    We will miss that dear lady - nothing but fond memories. God bless you all.


  5. Jacki Cook-Haxby | Mar 21, 2021
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Marian.  I remember her well from growing up at First Congregational.  She was a good friend to my Mom, Mildred Cook.  I have many fond memories of Marian.  May all of you find happiness in your memories of your Mom and Grandmother.
  6. Liz Conklin | Mar 21, 2021
    Marsha and Tim, Paul and Gina, I am so sorry for your loss. When my folks lived next door to them at Village Place, I would often run into your folks in the elevator or the hallway. She always had a big smile and a cheerful greeting. Losing a parent is tough. May your memories be a comfort. 
  7. Rodger Smith | Mar 20, 2021

    Paul, Marsha, and Karen,

    So sorry for your loss! We will be praying for your family during this time.  I have many great memories of Marian.  She was always so welcoming and loving.  I always felt a "connection" with her, especially when Paul and I use to hang-out during our high school and college days. Thinking of you all!  God Bless.

    Rodger and Melanie Smith

  8. Jane Richardson | Mar 17, 2021
    My heart aches! Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of sweet Marian! She always made me smile. She made so many smile!
  9. Steve and Jo Meyer | Mar 16, 2021
    Karen, Tom and the entire family, we are thinking about you during this sad time. She was a great lady and I know your memories of her will give you comfort. God bless you all.

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