Courtney Paige Griffin
Courtney Paige Griffin Courtney Paige Griffin was born on February 28, 1981 in Austin, Texas. Courtney went to Barton Hills Elementary School, O'Henry Middle School and graduated from Austin High School in 1999. Her life came to a tragic end on May 27, 2011. Courtney was an artist that loved music, animals of all kinds and her city, Austin, Texas. Courtney was entrepreneurial. She worked for some of the most amazing families that trusted her and loved her. She particularly loved being a nanny and caring for animals. She loved the children and pets she cared for and they loved her. Courtney was always the life of the party with a great sense of humor and a strong opinion on many subjects. The passionate discussions will be missed. Courtney was preceded in death by her Grandfather, Robert E. Leach, whom she loved with all of her heart and who will be welcoming "Sis" with a mighty hug. Courtney is survived by her family and many friends who loved her very much. Her dog Blaize and her cat Basil. Her father Bart Griffin, mother Kelly Griffin, her siblings Chandler Griffin and her fiancé Austin Raymond, Cramer Griffin, Lesli Love, Jaret Lane and Kayla Schultz and her husband Joe and their three daughters. She is also survived by her grandparents, Bo and Jo Griffin and Billie Leach and many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a celebration of Courtney's life on Monday.

Published by Austin American-Statesman on May 29, 2011.
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Courtney was one of my best friends in the whole world. We were attached at the hip in high school. I was thinking about her yesterday as we had grown apart. I just found out about this tragedy this morning. My heart hurts. I love you family. I love you Court!
Carrie Kuenzi (Logan)
July 24, 2011
I can't believe this. I played WWF with her. We lost contact and I was doing one of those Google searches because her user name was her WWF name. We had great conversations and I can't believe she is gone. She was unique and different and just by talking to her, you could tell that she had a big heart. She was beautiful.
Daniel Jones
July 23, 2011
May God bless each of you as you mourn your dear Courtney. Know that God is here to offer love, peace and comfort. God bless you all. You have all been and will continue to be in my prayers
The Bach Family
Jan, Russ Chrissy and Jade
Jan Bach
June 5, 2011
I did not know Courtney, but have been truly touched by her story - and am so very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for you all.
Sarah Klein Masterson
June 5, 2011
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mikaela Silverman
June 3, 2011
Jame' Fowler
June 3, 2011
Our thougts are with the Griffin and Leach family during this time please know that Courtney blessed each of us. "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Eric & Jame' Fowler
June 3, 2011
We Love you guys! We're thinking of you everyday. I'll see ya Sunday.
Marshall Smith
June 3, 2011
Jame' Fowler
June 2, 2011
Bart and Family,
Our prayers to your family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bel,Ram, Barbara and Family
Bel Carreon Lopez
June 2, 2011
My precious niece, I will remember all of the sweet memories. I am so blessed to have you as my niece. Now you are in heaven and you are to be greatly, greatly missed until we meet again. Love, Carol
Carol O'Brien
June 2, 2011
To the Griffin Family - I am terribly sorry. Courtney baby sat my sons and Lady (dog) many years ago. She was Special and had a Heart as big as Texas. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Vela
June 2, 2011
Dear Bart, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Loftis
June 1, 2011
Bart and family - I was so sad when I heard the news about Courtney. I didn't know her but it sounds like she was a wonderful and caring individual. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Martin
May 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Griffin family. I never met Courtney, but could tell from her mom's stories that she was a delight. Blessing to the entire family
Barbara Smith
May 31, 2011
Bart and Laurie
May 31, 2011
Laurie: I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Love and hugs, Paulette
Paulette Strong
May 31, 2011
Hugs and prayers to the Leach and Griffin families. Courtney and I developed a special relationship when she was younger, I remember us going to the circus, shopping, swimming, etc. I loved her as if she were my own, my heart is heavy with sadness. Peace to you Courtney. Love Delanie
Delanie Case
May 30, 2011
Heartfelt sympathy to all of Courtney's loved ones. She brightened the lives of many around her. Her light will shine on.
Her community mourns her loss.
She genuinely cared.
Martha M
May 30, 2011
Courtney Paige, what a beautiful name for a beautiful person. I'm so proud to have named my daughter after her. Our sincere condolences to the Griffin and Leach families. Especially to my dearest friend Laurie, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Barbie and Ashton Paige Scott
May 30, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with Laurie, Chandler, and Cramer. I haven't seen Courtney in years, but when I heard the news on Friday, it broke my heart. I had thoughts of Courtney as a teenager, and remembered how much she loved her family, and friends. I pray for comfort and strength for everyone, and hope that memories of Courtney will sustain you.
Laura Weiss
May 30, 2011
Laurie, "I was deeply saddened to hear about your loss. I know it was so unexpected. You have my deepest sympathy." I am praying for your peace and understanding of this tragedy. I know that you have lots of precious memories to hold on to. Although I never met Courtney she sounds like a very loved young lady that will be very missed! Hugs Laurie! Stephanie Schmidt-Shipp
May 30, 2011
Our prayers are with you all at this time.
Ted Raymond Charles Haney
May 30, 2011
Griffin family, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time.
Chandler and Austin often spoke of Courtney to us, and how amazing she was. She will not be forgotten.
Cindy and Danny Raymond
May 29, 2011
Bart and family..I can't find words to tell you how very very sorry I am to hear of this tragedy. My family's prayers are with all of you during this loss. God be with you and bring you peace and comfort. I remember Courtney, Chandler and Cramer very well as youngsters.
randi gorelick
May 29, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go to the Griffin family at this time. Although I never met Courtney, I feel your loss, Chandler, and if I could be with you at this time I would wrap my arms around you and hope I could pass on to you the peace God has given me.
Mary(Austin's Meemaw) Wheat
May 29, 2011
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to all members of Courtney's family. Our prayers are especially with Laurie, Courtney's Mother,
as she seeks to cope with the tragic loss of her daughter. We loved Courtney very much and will always cherish memories of happy family times shared together.
Charlotte and Tony Safi
May 29, 2011
We are heartbroken for you and your family, Courtney. You were very kind to us and always brought a smile to our faces. Blessings upon everyone who is greiving for you now.
Steve, John, Eli and Simon
The Wrights
May 29, 2011
Courtney didn't waste a minute of her life. As her mother, Laurie Griffin said, "Courtney was on a mission! Sleeping just wasn't part of it because she had so much to get done, and didn't want to miss out on anything!" Boy is that true! Courts loved life and every living thing on earth. In her thirty years, she did many amazing things and left a magical imprint on every soul she met. "Corky", now your life really will go on, forever, so while we know you will be a busy bee up there, don't forget to rest a little from time to time. Give Grandpa an enormous hug and kiss! We love you! Love, LINA
Caroline Safi Brownlow
May 29, 2011
I'm very saddened by this news. Courtney and I were great friends in middle school and high school. She made me laugh so so much and I always had fun with her. She will be missed. Praying for her family in this time of loss for peace and comfort.
Alanna Cathcart
May 29, 2011
Words mean little at this time, but hope you can take comfort in knowing our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rick & Jeanice McCommas
May 29, 2011
You were a magical breath of fresh air every time I saw you. Your adventuresome nature, love and caring for the weaker ones, and your one-of-a-kind personality was always in evidence. Everybody should have a friend like you at some point in their life. Goodbye Courtney. Goodbye and bless the lucky child who will have you as their guardian angel.
Debi Tatum
May 29, 2011
•What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
Stefunny Price
May 29, 2011
You were one of my daughters' numerous friends that I had the pleasure of knowing. I was so impressed with your sense of what was right and wrong, your individualism, and your absolute zest for life. I always looked forward to seeing you and the time you stayed at my house is a wonderful memory. You will be missed by so many people in and outside of Austin. I know I will count myself as a lucky person for having you touch my life and heart. Goodbye Courtney. Goodbye and God bless the lucky person who will get you as their guardian angel.
Debi Tatum
May 29, 2011
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