Ruth Buresh GreenJanuary 15, 1916 ~ December 27, 2015 (age 99)
Ruth Henriette Buresh Green, 99, died peacefully at the Rex Skilled Nursing enter in Raleigh, NC on December 27, 2015 after a period of declining health. She was born on January 15, 1916 in Howard County, Iowa to Yaroslav and Caroline Vavicek Buresh. After graduating from business college, Mrs. Green attended the Chicago Institue of Art and later worked as a paralegal in Chicago. During World War II, she contributed to the war effort by serving as a meteorological observer and forecaster for the National Weather Bureau in Palisades Park, California. On February 27, 1944, she married Jay Robert Green in Panama City, Florida, later settling to raise a family in Charlotte, NC.
Mrs. Green always showed a passion for visual art and maintained decades-long hobbies in painting and calligraphy. "Mums", as she was known to family and friends alike, was known for her dry wit, her love of birds, and her no-nonsense insights on public affairs. She was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church (now Sedgefield Church) of Charlotte until shortly before relocating to Wake Forest to live with her daughter, Carol.
Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Francis, Milton and Libby; her husband, Jay; and her daughter, Sandra G.Tamplin (Frank Sr.). She is survived by a daughter, Carol G. Cass of Wake Forest; a son, Michael A. Green of Kernersville; six grandchildren, Elizabeth C. Stafford (Mark) of Winston-Salem, Robert C. Cass Jr. (Sherri) of Raleigh, John L. Capes (Vickie) of Jamestown, NC, Laura G. Skvoretz (Chris) of Huntersville, NC, Bradley M. Green of Asheville, NC, and Frank H. Tamplin Jr of Charlotte, NC; and nine great-grandchildren.
Williford Funeral Home of Fuquay-Varina, NC is assisting the Green family. A remembrance service will be held for Mrs. Green in Charlotte at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mrs. Green's memory be made to the Rex Healthcare Foundation Long Term Care Fund, 2500 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 325, Raleigh, NC 27607, rexhealthcarefoundation.com/many-ways-to-give/.