Edith M. Griffin

Edith Griffin PhotoEdith May Griffin of Elk River died Monday, January 1, 2018 at Gritman Medical Center. She was 81.

Edith was born November 22, 1936 at Helmer, Idaho to Harvey and Vivian Knowles Clugey. She started school in Helmer, and then Deary. She and Mitchell S. Griffin were married July 3, 1953 in Lewiston. They made their home in Helmer, later Bovill and Emida before settling in Elk River in 1971. Edith was a longtime member of the Syringa Club in Elk River and served as secretary for several years. She volunteered at the Deary Food Bank and was an EMT at Elk River for a time.

Edith was an accomplished seamstress, making clothing for her children, enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting and upholstered furniture. She was an ardent gardener, canning much of the produce, and was known for her huckleberry picking abilities.

Surviving are her children, Clarence and Gale Griffin of Lewiston, Teresa “Terry” and Bill Whybark of Moscow, Denise and Heath Schroedl of Elk River and Roger and Mary Griffin of Lewiston. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and a brother, Jack Clugey of Lewiston.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell S. “Mike” Griffin, Jr. in 2001, her husband, Mitchell in 2004, a granddaughter, Chanda Morris in 1991, a grandson, Aaron Pointon in 2017, two brothers, Ralph and Glen Clugey and a sister, Pearl Williams.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow with Pastor Kevin McGill officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery in Deary with a luncheon and time of fellowship at the Deary Community Center afterward.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Chanda Morris Scholarship Fund at Gritman Medical Center, the Deary Food Bank or to the Syringa Club in Elk River.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net

2 Responses to Edith M. Griffin

  1. Ken and Joyce Purnell says:

    To Denise and family,
    There are no words to describe the sorrow we feel for the loss of Edith. She was a very special lady. We know how much she loved and enjoyed her family and friends. She will always, be by your side. Watching over the family and her friends. She knew that she was loved. She enjoyed every moment she spent with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if we can do anything.

  2. Marsha Martin says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at the loss of this special lady. She will be missed by many in Elk River, Deary and the whole area. I will remember sitting and sharing a bag of chips with her at the last meeting to bag Christmas candy with her.

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