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Mildred Mae Miller Griffith
Dec. 12, 1922-Dec. 13, 2012
Mildred Mae Griffith was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. She was born on Dec. 12, 1922, the 6th of 9 children, to Orin Jacob ""OJ"" and Beulah Belle ""Breazeale"" Miller, in Big Cabin, Okla.
She married, Arthur Paul ""AP"" Griffith Jr. on Feb. 22, 1941. The couple, with their family, moved to Farmington in 1957 to be part of Griffith Construction with AP's brothers, Guy and Calvin.
In 1976 AP and Mildred purchased P & G Rentals and together with God, their children, Paul, Phyllis and Larry, successfully owned and operated the family business for 23 years.
Her hobbies included travel and exercise. She swam at Lions pool throughout her 70's and walked daily well into her 80's. She walked on the Great Wall of China, and loved to share stories of her many visits to the Holy Land of Israel, where she walked where Jesus did. Mildred was a member of First Baptist Church since 1957 where she taught Sunday School for 20 plus years.
Mildred had her 90th birthday on 12/12/12. She was preceded in death by five siblings, her parents and her husband, A.P. Griffith.
Mildred is survived by her sons: Orin Paul and wife Jeannie, Larry Neal and wife Cindy and daughter, Phyllis Owen and husband Larry; three brothers; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mildred will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at First Baptist Church Farmington, 511 W. Arrington, with Reverends Keith Berryman and Joe O'Neal officiating.
A private burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Mildred's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin funeral home at 103 W. Ute.
Pallbearers are Sean, Austen and Braeden Hill, Brad Griffith, Sean Bowen, Mariah Chavez and Lindsey Griffith.
Honorary pallbearers are Ryan and Matt Gray, Jordan Chavez, Tommy Brown and Joe Elledge,
In lieu of flowers, donations to New Mexico Baptists Children's Home at P.O. Box 629 Portales, New Mexico 88130, or First Baptist Church, Farmington can be made in Mildred's name.
Mildred's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.
Those wishing to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2012