Deceased May 27, 2013

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In Memory

Butch Greene died on May 27, 2013. He was a resident of Ponce Inlet, Fla. Butch was on the Amherst varsity soccer and squash teams and was an avid tennis player. He worked for many years for Provident Life & Accident Co. in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was a vice president and head of the life insurance department. Butch moved to Florida in 1989 and worked for the Newport Group, continuing in the life insurance business and living in Heathrow, Fla. He retired in 1999.

Butch was a trustee and graduate of Baylor School in Chattanooga. He developed rheumatoid arthritis at a fairly early age but was able to still live an active life. At the time of his death he was president of the Coronado Shuffle Board Club in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Butch is survived by his wife, Anne Doane Greene, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, whom he married shortly after graduating from Amherst. He is also survived by a daughter, Suzanne G. MacLean of Midlothian, Va.; a son, Michael of Marietta, Ga.; and four grandsons (the older two graduating from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech), of whom he was immensely proud.

Butch and Anne traveled extensively throughout the world, but Australia was Butch’s favorite place to visit. Butch was my roommate senior year at the Alpha Delta Phi house. For the past 10-plus years Tina and I have spent much time with Butch and Anne in Florida, including a trip to New Mexico and one to Chattanooga, Tenn. We treasure the good times we had together and miss him greatly but still enjoy doing things with Anne.

Ted Ells ’61

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50th Reunion

61 Lowell Greene.jpg My bio is a product of the most important people in my Life. It begins following early soccer practice on a fine day in mid-September 1960.

As I entered the fraternity, I noted several female voices coming from downstairs in the bar. On this occasion I met Anne Doane. We will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary September 16, 2011. Anne has literally lived with me in sickness and in health, mostly sickness. I owe her more than I can express. Anne is also responsible for two of the most important people in my life, our daughter, Suzanne and our son, Michael. Michael is a teaching tennis pro and Director of Tennis at a facility North of Atlanta, and Suzanne teaches several levels of Math at a high school, West of Richmond. These very successful educators, in terms of their positive impact on the young people they reach, each have two sons. Anne and I are blessed with 4 wonderful grandsons. Suzanne's boys are a sophomore at UVA and a freshman at VT, a competitive mixture that may become a conflagration. Michael's sons are in the same Middle School and evidence leanings toward Theatrics and Military History. My brother and parents are no longer with us. I would be remiss if I didn't include them as the remainder of  the most important people in my life. Helen and Lowell and brother David are with me constantly and have contributed greatly  to whatever positive elements can be mined from my character.

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