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Opal Marie Griffin


March 11, 2021

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Opal Marie Griffin

Opal Marie Griffin

May 25, 1946–February 6, 2021

Opal Marie (Wade) Griffin, 96, of Pomeroy, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Opal was born May 25, 1924, third child to Henry and Rena Wade in Pomeroy.

On July 3, 1946, Opal married William (Bill) Griffin in Lewiston, Idaho. They were blessed with three children. Rodney, Lynn, and Jimmy.

Opal will be remembered for her sweet smile, big hugs and smooches for anyone who needed them. Her joy and happiness were contagious and will be missed dearly. Opal was a hard worker from an early age, from working for families on farms, cleaning and ironing at homes when she was married. One of her biggest accomplishments being a CNA for GCH and working for Dr. Weiland.

Opal is survived by son Rodney Griffin, daughter Lynn Shawley, daughter in law Debbie Griffin. six Grandchildren Clint Griffin, Marci (Jared) Coffman, Derek (Tracie) Shawley, Deron (Nicole) Shawley, Cricket Griffin (Dan), and Keri Griffin. 9 Great grandchildren, one great great grandson and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is proceeded in death by her husband Bill, son Jimmy, son in law Jim Shawley, great granddaughter Makayla Miller, her parents, siblings Violet Smith, Frances Boyd, and Cecil Wade.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be directed to the Methodist Church of Pomeroy, Wash.


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