|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1961|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1986|
Michael J. Green (1961 - 1986)
Michael J. Green was born on June 26, 1961, and committed suicide on January 10, 1986.
Tribute by Connell O'Donovan:
My Gay LDS cousin Michael J. Green committed suicide on January 10, 1986. He parked his truck outside of a tavern in Clearfield, Utah, where he lived (I don't think it was a Gay tavern), and shot himself to death in his truck.
Michael was born June 26, 1961 in Ogden, Utah to Ralph Jay Green and Mary Penman. By birth, he was my third cousin through the Beazer line, but then my grandmother Beazer married his grandfather (Ralph Beazer Green) about 1974, after the deaths of their spouses, and so by marriage Michael and I became first cousins. I remember sitting in our grandparents' new motor home in the summer of 1975, talking about our homosexuality, both of us very confused and terrified. As badly off as I was, I remember he was even worse — he always had huge dark circles under his eyes because he couldn't sleep at night, so tormented was he about his sexuality, and later we got into a huge fight about it.
After both our grandparents died (his grandfather in March 1976 and my grandmother in June 1976), we never spoke again. He was buried in the Syracuse City Cemetery in Utah on January 15, 1986. I sincerely hope at last he found the peace he never could find here on earth.
Created by: James Charles Rogers II...
Record added: Mar 20, 2008
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Added: Jan. 18, 2014
I'm so sorry we fought Michael. Although we never spoke again, I think of you fondly often. I wish you had held on, buddy. Life is painful, people are cruel, but I'm so damn glad I stuck around to find out that things do get better. Bless you with pea...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 4, 2009