Cynthia W Prochnow

June 2, 1943May 6, 2019

June 2, 1943 – May 6, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Ft. Worth native, Cynthia Prochnow (Green). She was a special soul that will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Marc Prochnow.

She is survived by her son Paolo Yates (Michelle), and grandchildren Garrett, Brett, Dylan and Hunter.

She was born in Corpus Christi, TX, and grew up in Ft. Worth, TX. She attended TCU and the University of Houston where she received a Master’s in Art and Bachelor’s in Education. She later attended the University of Arkansas where she received another Bachelor’s degree. She has also lived in Berkley, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Mountain View, and Forest Hill in California and Eureka Springs, AR.

She was from a military family. Her father, Capt. Marion Green, a lawyer for Shell Oil in Houston, served in the Army during WWII and was a part of the liberation of Camps at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, where he was injured and permanently disabled. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Her Uncle, Gen. Bill Green served in the Army Central Command under Gen. Omar Bradley.

Cynthia loved to teach and was an elementary school teacher for many years in California and became a substitute teacher though the high school lever after moving to Arkansas and returning to California. Then, after returning to California, she became a Special Education teacher working with children with autism. She was also an artist who loved to paint and do sculpture.


6 June

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Chapel of the Hills

1331 Lincoln Way
Auburn, California 95603


Cynthia W Prochnow

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