Richard Torrance Green

06/03/1933 – 02/18/2018

Richard_Green_JPGRichard Torrance Green, age 84, born in Spokane, Washington, passed away peacefully February 18, 2018 in the Beehive Home, Payson, Utah. Richard was born to Victor S. and Hazel Green on June 3, 1933. Richard was preceded in death by the mother of his five children, Diane Caryl (Wilson) Vollar and his stepson, David Reed Smith. He is survived by his wife Kayla Loa (Cheney) Green, Michael Green, Kathleen Green, Teresa (Green) Thornton, Christopher Green, Jennifer (Green) Smith and stepson, Michael Smith. Richard has 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Richard earned a Master Degree in General Education from Whitworth College, Spokane. He was a dedicated professional educator his entire career, specializing in mathematics and science. He taught and coached at St. George’s School in Spokane and Oaksdale, Wa. After moving to California he continued to teach at Rancho Arroyo Middle School and Sunset High School until his retirement from Hayward Unified School District. Richard loved boats and water. He enjoyed sailing his boat in the San Francisco bay area and spent a lifetime cherishing northern Idaho’s Priest Lake. He found pleasure being a handyman. He relished being outside and could always be found with a shovel in his hand. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home. As an avid photographer, he even had is own home darkroom. He was, also active leader in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Richard had a strong religious belief in the Lord that lasted throughout his life, including his affiliation with the LDS church. He was an Ordinance Worker at the Manti, Temple, Utah for 6 years, as well as, other priesthood organizations. Viewings will be held Friday Feb. 23rd from 6-8 pm and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am both at Rasmussen Mortuary, 96 N. 100 W., Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11am, same location. Graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Afterwards, an Open House will occur at 1:30 to 3:00 at The Valentine Carriage House, 613 S. 500 W., Mt. Pleasant. Online condolence at

3 Responses to “Richard Torrance Green”

  1. Linda Nielson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Richard. I know you will be lonely and miss him so much. Thankfully, you know it won’t be a permanent separation, and you will be together again. He is now free from his earthly pains and can be himself once again. God bless you and your family.

  2. sandag says:

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  3. moon says:

    “Unfortunately as I was talking to Stormzy, Richard Hammond came over and I started talking to him, that does slightly ruin your street cred. “If I’m talking to Stormzy at the Brits I just need to make sure Richard isn’t around.