Viola Grace Wilson Green, 90, was born December 23, 1930 in Lucas Township, Lyon County, Minnesota to John Stuart Wilson and Ella Elizabeth Pfarr. She passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother, Aunt and sister. Vi was one of ten children raised on a farm in rural Minnesota. She had a twin sister, Violet who passed away at the age of 12.\n\nVi is recently proceeded in death by her husband, Gordon E Green and son-in-law Ted Gifford, of Green Bay Wisconsin. \n\nViola and Gordon settled in Anchorage right after their marriage in 1952 and raised two children; Douglas Gordon Green and Teresa Ann Green. While in Alaska, they enjoyed living close to their six grandchildren and had many wonderful holiday, cabin outings and family times together. \n\nIn 1974 Viola started a new adventure as she and Gordon opened an amazing downtown Art Gallery on 7th Avenue: "The Gallery" Many local artists give her credit for launching their careers. She was heavily involved serving on the State Arts Council, Soroptimists International and a very active member of the Anchorage Garden Club for years. She became very accomplished at floral arrangement and was sought after as a judge at many competitions. \n\nDuring their retirement years Gordon and Viola split their time between Anchorage, Waikoloa Hawaii, Tucson Arizona and their cabin in Kenai Lake, Alaska. Vi took up beading and made a wide assortment of beautiful jewelry, also enjoying the local gem shows in Arizona. They eventually made their permanent home in the foothills of the Catalinas, Oro Valley, Arizona. The 2 of them enjoyed many years of golfing, traveling and relishing good food.\n\nViola is survived by her sister, Marjorie Wilson Gigstead of Minnesota, her 2 children Douglas Gordon Green (Lynne Watson Green)of Eagle River Alaska, and Teresa Ann Green Gifford (Ted Gifford, deceased)of Green Bay, Wisconsin; 6 grandchildren: Duncan Gifford (Laura Boychenko Gifford), Ethan Gifford (Kristin Castillo Gifford), Megan Green Walburger (Derick Walburger), Jessica Green Ostermiller (Nate Ostermiller), Katelyn Green Ryskamp (Jordan Ryskamp), Carter Green(Tamanna Kalra Green); and 11 great grandchildren. She was Aunt and Cousin to so many loving families both in Alaska and Minnesota. She will always remain dear to their hearts and vivid in their memories.