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Philip Duane Green

October 29, 1945 — October 3, 2023


Phil Green 
Redmond, Utah

    An amazing real-deal cowboy, Phil came into this world October 29, 1945 in Goshen. He passed away October 3, 2023 at  Gunnison Valley Hospital after surgery. His parents were Duane Wallace Green and Ethel Palmer Green of Goshen. both deceased. He had one sister, Marion, (deceased) and one brother Tim (Linda) Green, Goshen. One stepson, Albert Bertelsen, Danbury, CT; niece, Dawn Mae Neathawk, Springfield, VT; and two great-nephews: Jared and Brandon Neathawk, Charlestown, NH; nephew, Grant (Laura) Hildebrandt, UT; and, so many “adopted”   children he affectionately called his kids. 
    Phil was raised in a ranching family. Early life living on the Porter Rockwell homestead in Tintic Valley as his dad managed the McIntyre Ranch, early grade school years on a ranch his parents worked at outside of Clayton, NM and then back to Goshen. Phil graduated from nearby Payson High School in 1963. All the growing years working the family farm, ranching, breeding, raising, training some of the top bloodline quarter horses. Phil spent time working on the diamond drills around Emery. Then he went to Oregon to attend horseshoeing school. Coming back to Goshen and he started an extremely successful career starting out shoeing for Ed Giles Racing Stables and traveling in UT, NV, ID, CO to all the race tracks and then some. Wanting off the road, he built his shoeing shop in Goshen where thousands came with their horses and continued shoeing there until 2013. A very gifted horseman he did it all — roped, reined cowhorse, halter, western pleasure, team penning and cutting — win after win, trophies, belt buckles…but ah, cutting was his true passion and all the awesome ones he trained and showed, his own and those of so many, many customers and friends. 
    Phil never had any children BUT he had hundreds of “his kids” over the decades that he helped with their horses and he luved ‘em, every one. 
    Life provided Phil so many wonderful opportunities and valued friendships and then magic happened the summer of ‘93. On Pioneer Day weekend, July 1993 he rode up the mountain to check on the cows with Kathleen riding along. It was dusk sitting by the campfire at  Little Dog Springs and he asked, “Will you marry me?” and she said, “Yes.” So, October 2, 1993 Goshen had the biggest wedding party ever when Phil and Kathleen “got hitched”. Kathleen now says “I’m 72 now and the very best years of my life were the 30 years right by his side. I married my best friend and we laughed, loved and lived together.” Phil and Kathleen rode together, fished many great places, traveled all over the West, always living the dream side by side. 
    So my Honey Buns remains will sit in the lil wooden box till next Spring when I will ride with friends up to Little Dog Springs and spread him to winds. Can still hear him saying “Yeah, heck of a ride.” 
    Cremation services were held at the Magleby Mortuary Cremation Center.  Celebration of Life was held Monday, October 23 2023 at the Blackhawk Arena in Salina. 
    Randy Anderson gave a prayer and talked. Bruce Gordon talked and sang some awesome songs. Kathleen and many friends  shared memories. It’s on the video here attached. And also a slide show of cherished photos. Enjoy. 
    Phil’s wishes were to remember him by sending donations to Utah High School Rodeo  Association, 1540 Little Valley Road, Wallsburg, UT 84082 or Venmo@uhsra.
    Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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Monday, October 23, 2023

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