Suzanne "Sue" Griffith
1926 - 2020
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Suzanne "Sue" Griffith

Woodburn - May 8, 1926 - Nov. 2, 2020

Suzanne Griffith, age 94, of Woodburn, Oregon died November 2, 2020.

Born May 8, 1926 in Sterling, Illinois and educated there, graduating from high school in 1944.

She married John Griffith in Sterling in June of 1946, after John's separation from the Navy in April. They lived in DeKalb, IL until June 1946 while John finished his education, graduating from Northern Illinois State Teachers College in 1949.

The next 38 years were spent in Chicago where John pursued his teaching career. After raising three children, Suzanne worked in the advertising department of the Daily Herald newspaper in Arlington Heights, IL until retirement in 1984. John and Sue then moved to Woodburn, Oregon.

Sue was preceded in death by her son, Anthony in 2002, and husband John in 2004.

Survivors include sons, Timothy and wife Nancy of Woodburn, Martin and wife Vicki of Cheyenne, Wyoming; seven grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Per Sue's wishes no services will be held. Her urn is to be placed at Willamette National Cemetery with her husband. In lieu of flowers any contributions can be made to the Woodburn United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Gresham Memorial Chapel.

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Published in The Statesman Journal from Nov. 6 to Nov. 15, 2020.
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