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William Monroe Griffith

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William Monroe Griffith 1951 ~ 2009 William Monroe Griffith, "Billy", age 57, owner of Griffith Plumbing, Inc., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Billy was born May 25th 1951 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City to William R. and JoAnn C. Griffith. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1969 and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard. He married Rebecca Harding (Santa Rosa, California) in 1978 and celebrated the birth of his son Cassidy in1980. They divorced in 1987. Billy had many friends, loved golf, music, travel, and was an active member of his community. In 1989 he was united in marriage to Judy Evans of Salt Lake City. They raised a family together, enjoyed scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and relaxing at their vacation home and doing charitable work in Roatan, Honduras. His greatest love was his family. Billy is survived by his wife Judy Griffith of Salt Lake City, UT, his children Wendy Overstreet (husband Derek) of Alpine, UT, Rich Gilmore (wife Shelly), Cassidy Griffith and Heather Harding (husband Ian) all of Salt Lake City, UT. Parents Bill and JoAnn Griffith of Washington, UT, siblings Becky Kearns (husband Michael) of Denver, CO, Marty Griffith (wife Maria) of Cary, NC, Joni Beplate of Salt Lake City, UT, and eleven grandchildren; Ashley, Armand, Myles, Hannah, Isabel, Teddy, Ashlee, Jake, Paisley, Ruby and Ava. He will be missed dearly. Billy's life will be celebrated in a memorial service to be held on Tuesday February 3rd, 2:00 p.m., at Murray Memorial Mortuary (5850 S. 900 E., Murray, UT). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to honor Billy by sending a check or money order payable to: "Clinica Esperanza C/O Judy Griffith", 869 E. 4500 S., PMB #212, Salt Lake City, UT., 84107-3049. (This is a 501C3 charitable account.)
Published in Deseret News on Feb. 1, 2009
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