Elissa Maynes Green

On Friday morning October 14th, 2022, Elissa Maynes Green a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend sweetly walked into the presence of her God.  We can only imagine her gentle approach with a timid grin not wanting to intrude on His busy day. We can only imagine He embraced her with a reassuring smile, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

Elissa was born July 27, 1969, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Elissa joined 8 siblings and completed the family for Richard Lee and Joycelyn Blackner Day Maynes. Growing up on the Rathdrum prairie, she was taught hard work by milking the cow, picking rocks, and moving sprinkler pipes in the fields. She was a track star and varsity wrestling manager for Lakeland High School and loved her Northern Idaho roots. The summer before her senior year, the family moved to Utah where she chose to attend Springville High and was a contributor to the women’s basketball program until she graduated in 1987. Shortly thereafter she met her sweetheart, Philip Green, at a dance club in Provo, UT and they married on December 31, 1988.

On April 28, 2001, Phil and Elissa were blessed with the birth of their only son Aiden. From the moment he was born, Elissa embraced motherhood fully and filled his world with gentle and unconditional love.  As a family, they enjoyed many adventures together. One of her fondest memories was her role in “Team Green’s pit crew” while Aiden raced go-carts and Bandolero race cars.

She and Phil lived in Provo, Lehi, and St. George Utah before venturing to Texas where they lived in Galveston, and Clear Lake Shores. There she was always fond of walks on the beach, and dining at the local eateries, and of course meeting friends wherever they were as Elissa’s contagious smile and bubbly personality never did a stranger meet.

Elissa worked various jobs including medical insurance, jewelry sales, and then earned her Real Estate License where she fell in love with her career. In 2009, she began a career working in Kemah for Keller Williams helping people find their dream properties and building precious friendships along the way. Outside of work, she dedicated her Sunday mornings come rain or shine volunteering to feed the feral Kemah Boardwalk Cats (Rose’s Cats). In addition, she served with the B.I.G. Love Cancer Care Foundation, bringing smiles, hope, and support to the patients of Texas Children’s Hospital.

Elissa is survived by her husband Philip and son Aiden; Richard L Maynes Father, Norma Step Mom, Marc and Deborah, Chad and Helen, Douglas and Deb, Scott and Caryn, Eric and Rhonda Maynes (brothers).  Tamra and Shane Duval, Arlynne and Steven Landeen, Cherise and David Felker (sisters). Vernon and Elsie Green (parents-in-law), Kirk and Leesa, Chris and Peni, (brothers-in-law), and many other in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

We can only imagine a beautiful, joyous reunion with her mother Joycelyn, who Elissa deeply missed in the years since her passing as well as her nephew Travis Landeen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 4655 South Shore Boulevard, League City TX, visitation begins at 11:30.  Funeral Service follows at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Elissa would be tickled for you to donate to Rose’s Cats or B.I.G. Love Cancer Care.  Both organizations will provide tax deductions. Please include in Memory of Elissa Green.

Paypal account for Rose’s Cats: RosesCats96@gmail.com

Donations can be made through the website for B.I.G. Love Cancer Care: www.biglovecancercare.org.

If you prefer to send flowers, please order from Kemah Flowers and Company. Their phone number is 281/532-6933 or email at kemahflowersandcompany@gmail.com.


  1. I will always miss one of my Dearest Friends —- she will be Sincerely missed day and night . She was an Amazing Woman and my prayers are with here and Phil and Family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Jesus Valdez
  2. I am going to miss this beautiful lady; I am going to miss her kind heart.
    I’m going to miss Elissa”s hearty laugh and the way she cut veggies perfectly, all precisely the same size. I will miss her patience and her loyalty.
    Elissa always treated my children like they were her own, which made me love her even more. Aunt Lissa is a favorite.
    I love you dear friend and I am going to miss you terribly.
    Thank you for all of the beautiful memories; I will hold on to those dearly.
    Phil and Aiden, thank you for sharing. I am always here for you.
    I love both of you very much.

    Theresa Witucki
  3. The kindness Elissa brought to my life will always be remembered.
    She always fixed my plate at family functions, making sure I was
    comfortable .
    Aiden was adorable and so loved by his mother and dad.
    She was adorable, one Christmas I drew her name, didn’t tell her, but
    gave her some bright red gloves and she was so proud of them. I love her
    And will always have very fond memories of
    Elissa. Phil and Aiden are very dear to me and loved by Mema.

    Elissa is Loved.

    Diane (mema)
  4. Despite being about 23 years since I’ve gotten to see Elissa, she still has a fond place in my heart. As one of my Bonko Sisters for many years, we shared a lot of great times & plenty of laughs. I cherish these memories & grateful for those times with her. Much love to the Loved ones on this tragic loss. 🙏💗

    Shauna Coleman
  5. I love you dear friend. ☀️ Your smile and laughter were contagious. No matter when we talked, no amount of years or months made a difference-we always knew how much we loved each other. We survived Rathdrum together along with all of our beautiful LIFETIME friends.
    I have a hard time picturing you “sweetly walking”, or “timidly” doing anything. In fact I see you RUNNING 🏃‍♀️ with your arms wide open saying I’m here!!! I’m the life of the party and I’m going to make you all smile!
    After you are done giving hugs to your mom and those you love -will you find Christa and give her a hug for us all? You and I never did get over her leaving us so soon and now you get to hang out and talk about the things you love.
    You were always that beautiful beam of light, with spunk and the most beautiful smile. It makes me so sad that I can’t call you and listen to your laugh. Love you until I see you again in our next life! 💞 Lynn

    Lynn Marchant
  6. I will miss this sweet lady. I always loved laughing and joking with you and it seemed we never missed a beat doing so. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend her services Saturday. I will continue to pray for your family. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

    Rick Aguilar
  7. Not sure how you put into words how much she is going to be missed. Her smile and laugh brightened any room. We had some many laughs. She was a prankster with a good sense of humor. She would do anything she could for you. Such a BIG and caring heart. Phil and Aiden were her world and her priority. My heart and prayers go out to them and her family.
    She always had a home remedy for things like stains, jewelry cleaning, repurposing items, etc. I told her she needed to write a book which she laughed about. I would jot down things to remember when she would rattle one off so we could start the book. Sad we didn’t get it further along.
    My sweet and kind friend, I love you and will miss you deeply.

    Alana Croker
  8. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of the love of your life brother. You are in my thoughts. I hope your family feels love and comfort.

    Sean Bell
  9. I’m still in shock! The world is a little darker place without you Elissa. Your laughter is always the highlight of my day and I was looking forward to visiting you in Texas next month. I’ll do my best to look after Phil and Aiden. You’ll never know how much you are missed my friend.

    Jamee Mitchell
  10. We are saddened by you and your family’s loss and offer our prayers for you all.

    Tommy LaRue

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