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Mary Lou Griffith


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Mary Lou Griffith Obituary
Mary Lou Griffith

Mary Lou Griffith, 87, entered into rest on October 19, 2017 in Stockton, CA. She was born the youngest of 12 children to the late Frank and Clara Christensen on February 24, 1930 in South Dakota. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Harold Griffith, daughter Vicki Gardner, and son Greg Griffith.

Mrs. Griffith is survived by her daughter Lisa Strong (husband Myron), grandchildren; Amanda, Antoinette, Caroline, Heather and Aaron as well as, three great-grandchildren.

A 50-year resident of Manteca, CA Mary Lou and her husband owned and operated the Western Auto Store on Main Street in Manteca until 1980. A short time later Mary went to work for the state of CA as an accounting supervisor. She was an active member of the United Lutheran Church of Manteca. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening and camping. She loved traveling especially to the State and National Parks and to the beach. Family was most important to her; she truly enjoyed organizing and orchestrating her traditional Christensen bi-yearly family reunion in South Dakota. Mary will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her zest for life and her loving spirit.

A graveside service will be held at the Montrose City Cemetery on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. Dinner will be served following the service at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 5, 2017
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