Elise Mortensen Green was born in Yoakum, Texas on June 22, 1928. She grew up in Fort Worth, Texas with her parents Andrew and Beulah Mortensen and three sisters: Juanita, Maxine and Karen.
She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and taught school in Texas, Honolulu and Salt Lake City. Elise also served a Stake Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elise met and married Ronald Green in Salt Lake City and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They attended the Monument Part 1st Ward for a number of years.
The two of them spent many years working with, and sponsoring refugees from South East Asia and count many of them as "children" and extended family. Ron died in 2004 in Salt Lake City.
Elise was a beautiful redhead who, as a child, loved to ride horses; dance to big band music as a young adult, and watch old movies like Casa Blanca in retirement. She was happiest in her home and yard and really appreciated her kind and helpful neighbors.
Mrs. Green's older sisters Juanita Flinders and Maxine Crapo are deceased. She is survived by her sister Karen Milan (and husband Jim) of Fort Worth, Texas. She is also survived by ten nieces and nephews.
Richard (Rick) Davis has been Elise's legal advisor and spiritual guardian of these last years and an example, with his family, of perfect charity. Lupito Martinez, a friend and protector, has been a help and joy in Elise's life, in every way.
We would like to thank the many faithful caregivers who served Mrs. Green at the Life Care Center of Salt Lake City where Elise spent her final years.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.