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Memorial for Greene set: Students, friends to gather to remember Baylor history professor

April 30
06:11 2014
Dr. Daniel Greene, former senior lecturer of history, stands atop Johnson’s Mesa in New Mexico on April 19 just days before his sudden death on April 23.

Dr. Daniel Greene, former senior lecturer of history, stands atop Johnson’s Mesa in New Mexico on April 19 just days before his sudden death on April 23.

By Paula Ann Solis
Staff Writer

Family, friends and students of Dr. Daniel Greene, former senior lecturer of history, will come together today to grieve his sudden passing.

Dr. Rosalie Beck, associate professor, will officiate the memorial service at 4 p.m. at the Miller Chapel located inside the Tidwell Bible Building. Beck said she was asked to oversee the service by Greene’s wife, Dr. Joan Supplee, associate professor of history, whom she has worked with closely at Baylor.
Greene passed away April 23 at a local hospital.

Beck said the memorial service is open to the entire student body and faculty members. Several family members and friends from around the country will fly in to remember Greene at the place he has worked the past 11 years, Beck said.

Greene was born in Washington, D.C., and attended Notre Dame International High School in Rome. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University then his master’s and doctorate in history from the University of Texas at Austin.

His teaching career included time at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Va., and McLennan Community College before arriving at Baylor.

According to a press release by Baylor, it was while in Austin that Greene met his wife, with whom he shared a love of history, stray animals, traveling in Latin America and hiking.

Greene spent the last weekend of his life working on land he loved in San Jeronimo, N.M., according to the press release.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be made in Greene’s name the department of history at Baylor, the Nature Conservancy, Fuzzy Friends Rescue or a charity of choice, according to the press release.

Greene is survived by his wife Supplee; brother Jim; sisters Mary Greene Cramer and Rebecca Greene Kunz and his colleagues, friends and students across the country.

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