Dorothy Margaret Griggs, 89, of Brawley, CA passed away peacefully on June 1, 2021. Dorothy was born on August 1, 1931 in Wyatt, MO to John and Maggie Brown. She attended Wyatt schools and married Nathan Griggs in 1948. After several trips to Brawley Dorothy, Nathan and their children Dale and Cheryl made Brawley their permanent home in 1962. Dorothy worked at the Town Shop Dress Shop and then J.C. Penney until 1969 when her husband and son began their trucking company, Griggs Freight Lines, where she worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 1997. Dorothy had a talent for writing poetry and wrote hundreds of poems over the years, many of which were published. She self-published a book of her humorous poetry called "Paloopers and Booglesnaggers". Many people were blessed to have received a copy of her book or a personal poem written especially for them. She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. Dorothy was a member of the Western Avenue Baptist Church and a devoted follower of Christ her entire life. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maggie Brown; son, Dale Griggs; daughter, Cheryl Wick; grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Wick; sisters Mary Todd and Hallene Frans; brothers, Jewell, Edward, Orville, Estel, Floyd, Freeman and Clifford Brown. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 72 years Nathan Griggs; grandchildren, Kimberly Schofield, David Griggs and Michael Wick; great-grandchildren, Haley, Nathan and Ryann Griggs, Cody Chalupnik and Abigail and DJ Schofield; daughter-in-law, Carol Griggs; son-in-law, Bill Wick; many nieces and nephews. Dorothy's family wants to thank the many caregivers for the wonderful loving care they gave Dorothy over the years. A viewing will be held at Frye Chapel in Brawley on Tuesday, June 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16th at the Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.
Published by Imperial Valley Press Online from Jun. 9 to Jun. 15, 2021.