Robert Griffiths
Robert Griffiths

Obituary of Robert Griffiths

Robert E. "Bob" Griffiths, 81, of Payette, Idaho stayed strong waiting for family to arrive before taking his first steps through the Pearly Gates of Heaven. The Lord called him home peacefully surrounded by those that loved him. Bob was born on December 12, 1940 in Payette, Idaho to Eldred and Evelyn Griffiths. Bob was the second child of three and had an older brother and younger sister. Bob was raised and spent all his adult life in the Payette, Fruitland and Ontario area. Bob began school in Mrs. Downing's first grade class in Ontario and his parents moved to Fruitland during his second-grade year where he finished high school. As a young man while in high school he began work for the Payette Cemetery. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow. After returning to the Fruitland area, he worked for Charm Movie Theater in Payette, followed by the Payette Plywood Mill until finally landing his perfect job in 1962 with the Air National Guard working on aircraft and the flight line. Bob had a 31-year military career with the Air National Guard and retired in 1993. He was preceded in death by, mother Mary Evelyn (Swartwood) Griffiths, father Eldred E. Griffiths, sister Mary Sue Thrash and brother Elvern Griffiths. He is survived by his wife Cathy of Payette; son Kevin of Fruitland; daughter Laura (Griffiths) Burrell and husband Dennis of Ripon, California; and grandchildren Meagan of Liverpool, New York and Paige of Durham, North Carolina; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In Bob's own words, "I've had a wonderful time in my life. My wonderful wife Cathy has taken great care of me through it all, blessed with a great son and daughter and two amazing grandchildren. It's been a great life". Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 29th at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, 112 N. 9th Street, Payette, Idaho 83661. Viewing will be at 10:00 am followed by service at 11:00 am with graveside service to follow at Park View Cemetery, 3600 Hwy 30 W, New Plymouth, Idaho 83655, all are invited to attend an informal gathering at the New Plymouth VA Hall. Service Details. Visitation When: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am Location: Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel Address: 112 N 9th St Payette, Idaho 83661 Funeral Service When: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 11:00am Location: Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel Address: 112 N 9th St Payette, Idaho 83661 Interment Saturday, January 29th, 2022 | When: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 Location: Park View Cemetery Address: 3600 Hwy 30 W New Plymouth, Idaho 83655 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Robert Griffiths December 12, 1940 - January 25, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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