Dennis Isaiah Griffin, 80, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2013, after suffering a serious stroke. He was born July 10, 1932, in Clarkston, Utah, to Brigham and Bessie Griffin, the third of five children. He married Grace Hansen on Dec. 28, 1959, in the Logan LDS Temple. They raised nine children while living in Clarkston and Providence.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Renee Buttars (Ed) and infant sister Leticia. He is survived by his wife; nine children, Jed (JaNae) of Colorado Springs, Tad (Lori) of South Jordan, Dana (Cortney) Rasmussen of Fresno, Calif., Penny (Steven) Morris of Layton, Nanette Garcia of Murray, Monica of Oakland, Calif., Tyler (Kiplin) of Springville, Melissa Watson of Salt Lake and Matthew of Salt Lake; and three brothers and their spouses, Maynard (Virginia) of West Jordan, Nile (Pat) of Ogden and Terry (Kaylene) of North Logan. Dennis and Grace have 38 grandchildren.
Dennis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War but was never deployed overseas. He served an LDS mission to the U.S. Northwestern States Mission. He received his bachelor's degree from USU in industrial engineering and worked at Thiokol for over 30 years.
Before suffering a serious stroke on New Years Eve, 1993, he fulfilled many callings in the LDS Church, including serving as a bishop in the Providence 4th Ward and serving on two high councils.
Early in life, he was active in sports, especially baseball and basketball. The last 19 years have been difficult for Dennis and Grace, and his passing is a blessing.
Services will be at noon Friday, Feb. 15, in the LDS church at 993 W. 1000 South in Logan, with a viewing at 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Providence City Cemetery.
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.allenmortuaries.net.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2013