Teton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Christmas Day to the suicide of an 85-year-old man in Alta.

Gary Lynn Green died by suicide, the Teton County Coroner’s office ruled.

According to an obituary in the Teton Valley News, a private burial was held Wednesday in Alta. Born in Idaho Falls, Green grew up in and always called Teton Valley home. His family will remember him as “a hard worker, a man of principle, and a tireless generator of nicknames that seemed to always stick.”

He leaves behind a wife, four siblings, five children, 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

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Johanna Love steers the newsroom as editor. Her time off is occupied by kid, dog, biking, camping and art. She loves to hear from readers with story tips, kudos, criticism and questions.

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