Anna Uniel Green
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Anna Uniel Green
  • June 6, 1921 - February 26, 2017
  • Prescott, Arizona

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Anna Uniel Green was born on June 6, 1921, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the only child born to Bert E. Williams and Nettie (Davidson) Williams. Uniel's mother died of childbirth complications so Uniel was raised by her maternal grandparents, Anna and Agaton Davidson, on their farm in Strum, Wisconsin.

She was baptized at West Beef River Lutheran Church in Strum, Wisconsin. Her confirmation was at Osseo Evangelical Lutheran Church in Osseo, Wisconsin.

Uniel Graduated from Lincoln Hill High School in Osseo, in 1939. During high school she met her future husband Robert T. Green from Eau Claire. Uniel and Robert were married November 19, 1939 at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Four of their children were born in Eau Claire. Judith D.(Larry) Baker, Rosalind Carol Green (deceased two days after birth), David R. Green (Phyllis), Dennis L. Green (Frances). In 1951 the family moved to Tucson, Arizona due to the illness of one of the children. Natalie U. (Barry) Golden, their youngest child, was born in Tucson.

After moving to Tucson they enjoyed the many relatives visiting from Wisconsin, here to see the sights of the "Wild West!" As often as possible Bob and Uniel, with family in tow, returned to their Wisconsin roots.

After moving to Tucson the family attended Grace Lutheran Church for several years before transfering to Redeemer Lutheran Church in the mid-fifties. Uniel was active in church life, working on different committees and with the Mission Workers. Their four children were baptized in the Lutheran Church, either in Wisconsin or Tucson. Their children were also confirmed, either at Grace or Redeemer Church. Their daughter Judy was married to Larry Baker at Redeemer and their son David was married to Phyllis Hansen at Redeemer.

Her husband, Robert, died on May 2, 1977 at the age of 62. The transition to life as a widow was eased by her close relationships with many widowed members of the church. Along with so many of her church friends, Uniel attended the weekly Bible study at Cody's restaurant for many years. Uniel enjoyed a number of activities which include reading, cross word puzzles, sewing, crafts, ceramics, and caring for her friends and family whenever needed. She especially enjoyed spending time with her 8 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

In 2008 Uniel moved to Prescott to be closer to two of her children, Natalie in Prescott and David in Williams. She attended First Lutheran Church Prescott for as many years as she was physically able. Later she enjoyed visits from Pastor Rothe and other members of the church.

She suffered back pain for many years, making mobility increasingly difficult. She was in Hospice care for 11 days when she died peacefully in her sleep on February 26. Burial was at East Lawn Palms Cemetery on March 3, 2017.

As a Christian woman, and with God's help, she endured a number of health issues in her later years, and remained confident in the promise of eternal life.

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.