Edith Hobbs Green, 96, homemaker, stenographer

October 23, 2003

Edith Hobbs Green, a homemaker who worked as a government stenographer many years ago, died of lymphoma Sunday at a nursing home in the Montgomery County community of Sandy Spring. She was 96.

She was born and raised in Colesville, the daughter of a farmer and Montgomery County Orphans' Court judge. She graduated from the old Fairland High School in 1927.

"She and her sister used to ride to school on horseback or by buggy," said her daughter, Linda G. Donaldson of West Friendship.

Mrs. Green was also the author of an account of her early life in rural Montgomery.

She was a graduate of Strayer's Business College in Washington, and during the early 1930s she worked as a stenographer for the U.S. Forest Service and for several congressional committees.

In 1936, she married George Stephen Green, a civil engineer, and they settled in Silver Spring. After his retirement in 1964, the couple moved to Clearwater, Fla.

Her husband died in 1977, and Mrs. Green returned to Silver Spring in 1993.

She was an avid traveler and enjoyed cooking.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Green is survived by two sons, George Stephen Green Jr. of Goodfield, Ill., and Richard D. Green of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Minnick of Mount Airy; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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