Betty Green

Published 8:58 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday for Betty Green, mother of Mill Spring resident Charles H. Green. Mrs. Green died Feb. 21 in League City, Texas. She was 95.
Survivors include son Charles H. Green III of Mill Spring, daughter Bettye Mildred Peterson of La Marque, Texas, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She lived in the West University area of Houston, Texas, for more than 65 years.
Burial will be at Feb. 28 at Forest Park Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Green was born Betty Ophelia Evans on Aug. 4, 1915 in Oklahoma City, Okla., one of six children. Her grandfather, A.D. Evans, was a doctor in a Texas Ranger regiment that fought in North Carolina during the Civil War. She was a renaissance woman before that term was popular. She showed an early love of sports and became a pioneer in women’s athletics. She enjoyed reading, travel, sports, fishing and commenting on current events. She read at least two newspapers every day. As a youngster she began playing baseball – real baseball — at a time when women were restricted to genteel softball games. She was born too early to be a part of the women’s baseball leagues made famous in the movie “A League of Their Own” and she never lost her love of sports.

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