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Obituary: Patrice Griffin

Patrice Griffin 1956 ~ 2005 Patrice Pettingill Griffin, 49, passed away Monday, November 21, 2005, in Sandy. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska, February 24, 1956, to William E. and Patricia Felton Pettingill. Patrice was raised and attended school in Burley, Idaho, where she graduated from high school. She learned to work hard at a young age. She met the love of her life, Craig, at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, Dec. 27, 1979. She excelled in dance and loved participating on the Ricks College Ballroom Team. She was a cheerleader in high school and college. She had talents for dry flower arranging and tole painting. Her special talent was loving everyone she met. Patrice was a faithful active member of the LDS Church. She served a valiant full-time mission in Michigan while her sweetheart served his mission. Even though she could have no children of her own, she was a mother to many, including all her nieces and nephews. She loved working in the Primary and had great love for each child. She influenced and loved many young men when she assisted Craig as a Scout Leader. She was sustained by a strong faith and positive attitude despite severe life-long health and pain challenges. Patrice is survived by her husband; her parents; a brother, Bill (Teresa) Pettingill; sisters, Debra (Brian) Barlow, Tami (Mark) Boyco, Trudi (Ron) Dymock and Paula John; numerous nieces and nephews; in-laws, Marcus and Joanne Griffin and family. Patrice was preceded in death by her grandparents. Grandma Pettingill and Grandma Wilson were her two special grandmothers, both of whom strengthened her during her hardest times. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 26th at 12 noon at the Sandy Granite View Stake Center, 9880 S. 3100 E. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 S., and at the Stake Center Saturday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services.