Stanley G. Griggs
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May 29, 1925 - March 25, 2013
Stanley Gilbert Griggs of Baker City, Oregon and formerly of Caldwell, Idaho, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, at a Baker City care center.
Stanley was born May 29, 1925 in Caldwell, Idaho, the oldest child of Orel Lincoln Griggs and Velma Winifred Stevens Griggs. Stanley was educated in Greenleaf and Caldwell rural schools. Stanley entered the Navy in March 1943. While in the Navy, Stanley served as a motor machinist 2nd class and was honorably discharged in February 1946 in Bremerton, Washington.
After his discharge from the Navy, Stanley met the love of his life, Aleta Mae Perry. They celebrated 66 years of marriage this past February. They were married in Caldwell on February 7, 1947. They have 2 sons, Dennis, born in October 1948 and, Doyle, born in April 1952. Stanley held several jobs during his life, including a 25 year career at the College of Idaho which he ended in 1978 as head of maintenance. After leaving the College of Idaho, Stanley and Aleta moved to Mt Vernon, Oregon, where Stanley worked in the forests cutting lodge pole pine and later as a boiler-dryer operator and night watchman at the Prairie City, Oregon sawmill. Stanley and Aleta moved several times in the next 20 years, settling in Baker City, Oregon.
Stanley enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his grandchildren, when his health permitted. He also enjoyed being with his 8 grandchildren and attending their many school activities. In the last several years, Stanley enjoyed the numerous country and mountain drives taken with both sons and their families.
Stanley is survived by his wife Aleta his sons Dennis (Judy) of Caldwell, Idaho and Doyle (Wilma) of Haines, Oregon, 8 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and one brother, Ernest of Maryland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carroll; and 2 sisters, Juanita and Melva.
A viewing will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Graveside services will be held Tuesday April 2, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, in Caldwell at 11:00 AM. Condolences for the family may be given at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.
Flahiff Funeral Chapels - Caldwell Chapel
624 Cleveland Boulevard Caldwell, ID 83606
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 29, 2013