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Vicki Lynne Griffith


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Vicki Lynne Griffith Obituary
June 10, 1945 - May 15, 2019 Vicki passed away unexpectedly at the UCI Medical Center in Orange California due to an aggressive form of blood cancer with family and friends at her side. She was a longtime resident of Garden Grove, California. She was born in Los Angeles to Russell David Griffith and Evelyn Griffith, lived her early life in Inglewood and attended San Marino School for Girls for junior high as a boarding student. She graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. She started college at CSULB and then El Camino College. Wanderlust and curiosity overtook her and she moved to the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco and later to Berkley. She attended two different colleges in the bay area while working as an eligibility counselor for social services for Alameda County. Ultimately she moved to Eureka, California to attend Humboldt State College where she graduated with BA in English. One of her life's big adventures was a trip to Europe where she and a friend took a six month overland bus tour from England to Goa in India to visit a friend and a return trip to France. After a few years in Eureka she decided to return to Southern California to attend USC's School of Library Science. She graduated with a MLS degree. She worked as a librarian for Alan Hancock Foundation at USC for two years and then for CSUF. After budget cutbacks she obtained a job with Orange Department of Social Services as an eligibility supervisor for social service. She was an avid longtime fan of the LA Dodgers and was devoted to her various cats through the years. After retiring she began taking classes at CSULB, OLLI with special interest in Irish culture, Tai Chi and Shakespeare. She was predeceased by her parents and longtime companion Richard Sutter. She is survived by her brother Brian and his wife Faith, nephew Sean and niece Carrie. Also good friends Tryal and Ossie Edmundson. She was godmother to their two children Grace and Jonathan. Vicki will be missed, but the memory and impact of her kindness and compassion will live forever. At her request no services were held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family, friends and neighbors.
Published in Daily Breeze on June 1, 2019
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