Ann B. Griggs (1932 - 2011)


Longtime Juneau resident Ann B. Griggs died peacefully in her sleep at home on March 20, 2011 after a year-long illness. Her daughter, Patti at her side. She was 79.

Ann had recently been residing in Bellingham Washington. She was born in Miles City, Montana on September 19, 1932. Ann worked for the Veterans Administration for over twenty-five years and was very dedicated to helping all veterans.

In 1966, she and her beloved husband Merv took the family and moved "North to Alaska!" Where in Juneau, they raised their four children. Merv and Ann were avid fishermen and any chance they could get, they loved nothing better than to go out and fish on the MacDuff.

Words like feisty, dedicated, and loyal come to mind when thinking of Ann. The person she loved most in this world was her husband, Mervin Griggs. She had the wit and ability to retell some of the jokes, good times and stories Merv was so famous for. This meant much of her life was spent accompanied with much laughter and good friends.

Ann was preceded in death by husband Mervin Griggs and leaves behind her brother Jack Bishop and wife Eve. Four children; Leslie Baken and her husband Jeff. Patti Connelly, Bruce Griggs and his wife Mary Frances, Daryia Trego and her husband Thomas. Her Grandchildren Jessica Baken, Tristan Paulo, Tyler Reid, Jake Baken, Rikki Trego, Johanna and Gabriel Griggs, and Great-grand child, Megdalena Baken.
Merv and Annie's remains together, will be scattered at various favorite fishing spots around Southeast Alaska.

Donations would gladly be accepted under Ann Griggs at Whatcom Hospice in Bellingham Washington.
800 E. Chestnut Ste. 1-A, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Mar. 31 to Apr. 7, 2011