Adelaide Elizabeth (Green) Savage, age 102 of Galveston, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
She was born July 17th, 1911 in Mobile, Alabama to Adolph and Georgie Green. She was the oldest of 4 children. Her three younger siblings were Charles (Buddy) Green, Richard (Witty) Green and Dorothy (Dingle) Prendergast. She attended Saint Patrick’s grade school, Ursuline Academy and then graduated from Ball High in 1929. After high school, she worked at American National Insurance Company in the bookkeeping department until she met and married Bert Alsup Savage in 1938.
Adelaide and Bert had 3 children. Bert Jr. was born in 1939, Georgie Lee was born in 1941 and Charles was born in 1950. Her husband, Bert Sr. was killed in an automobile accident in 1954.
She grew up a member of Saint Patrick’s parish and then became a member of Sacred Heart parish after the family moved to the east end in 1950. Some of her fondest memories of old Galveston were swimming on the beach around Murdoch’s Bathhouse, going to the Saturday night dances at the Grecian Room in the Galvez Hotel and dinners at the Balinese. In Ball High School’s 1929 commencement edition of “The Purple Quill” is stated the following:
ADELAIDE GREEN – “She has the courage of her convictions.”
All of her family and friends can attest that there is no better description of her life than that simple statement. Her family loves her dearly for all of the strength and love that she has provided us.
Left to cherish her memory are sons Bert Savage and wife Wanda, Charlie Savage and wife Beverly; daughter Georgie Lee Stafford. Grandchildren: Bert (Trey) Savage III, Shannon Vallina and husband Jeff, Robert Stafford Jr., Derrick Stafford and wife Lori, Stephanie Williams and husband Duane, Cameron and Kelly Savage. Great Grandchildren; Cheyenne, Savannah and Cooney Savage; Brooks Vallina; Garrigan and Erica Stafford; Brian Reyes, Andrew McDonald, Tyler Stafford, Kevin and Jacob Stafford, Reese Williams. Also the numerous nephews, nieces and friends that were always a meaningful part of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl Memphis, TN 38105.