Juanita “Nita” Green, Rose-Marie Lillian’s mother, died April 22, 2015 after suffering a devastating heart attack. She was 81.
Nita is remembered by many for her years in fandom and for the Apollo “launch parties” she hosted with then-husband Joseph L. Green. No funeral plans have yet been made.
[Thanks to Guy H. Lillian III for the story.]
Devastated to learn this. When I was stationed at the Cape in the mid ’70s, I attended a goodly number of the Greens’ Launch Parties and made lasting friendships there–not least with Joe and Nita.