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Douglas Lynn Griggs was born in Hood River, Oregon to Jason & Verna Griggs on July 22, 1954. He passed away on April 20, 2015 at The Fountains in Yuba City, CA. He was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 48 years and graduated from Marysville High School in 1972. He was a Pipefitter for the Local Union 447 of Sacramento for 40 years.

Doug lived most of his life hard and fast. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle and liked his music loud-country or rock-n -roll. He had an amazing green thumb and tended to a large family garden for hours. He loved his animals; specifically, his best pal Chewy. He was a handyman and could fix just about anything from building decks to digging swimming pools. His father passed down the love of Classic vehicles and you could always find him with his head under the hood of truck somewhere. His best memories were spending the summer camping & boating at Lake Almanor with all of the Jordan family, dressing up as Santa Claus, and spending time with his grandson. He will be remembered with a Dr. Pepper in hand, Menthol cigarettes in his left upper pocket, a 49er hat on his head and always good for a laugh or sarcastic comment. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his mother Verna Griggs, brother Greg Griggs, his daughter Jessica Smith (Griggs), and the light of his life his grandson Liam Smith.

He is preceded in death by his father Jason Griggs and grandparents Paul & Evelyn Kilgore who he loved dearly.

Thank you to The Fountains Care Home for caring for him for the last 4 years of his life and the UC Davis Spinal Rehabilitation Program for their amazing work!

Please join the family in a Celebration of Life for Doug Griggs on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 1 - 5 PM at the Hampton Inn & Suites 1375 Sunsweet Blvd. in Yuba City, CA 95993. In lieu of flowers, please bring a food item for a potluck lunch.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 23, 2015
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