Dorothy Naomi Eldridge Green passed away on March 14. She was 89. 

Dorothy Naomi Eldridge Green
Dorothy Naomi Eldridge Green

Hyde Park resident Dorothy Naomi Eldridge Green was born on July 31, 1926 in Chicago to Johnella and Charles Henry Eldridge. The second child to her older sister, Harriet Elizabeth Eldridge.

Eldridge Green attended John Farren Elementary School, DuSable High School and graduated with a degree in teaching and liberty science at Pestalozzi-Frobel Teacher’s College.

She was a member of Progressive Community Church for over 80 years and taught Sunday school for over 60 years.

Eldridge Green pledged Sigma Gamma Rho in 1951 and as an adolescent, she was a member of the first black Girl Scout group in Chicago. She was a classically trained singer and pianist. She also had a long career as a Librarian at the George Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Eldridge Green taught as a substitute teacher until 2010.

She met her future husband, Oliver Green, in early 1950 and on October 23, 1955, they were married. Their marriage provided two sons, Oliver Eldridge Green and Charles Henry Green. She encouraged them in sports, the arts, and education, especially after her husband’s passing in 1989.

Eldridge Green leaves behind her loving sister, Harriet, two adoring sons, Oliver and Charles, and a host of other relatives and friends.