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Wilma Vining Griffith

October 9, 1928 June 20, 2019
Wilma Vining Griffith
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Obituary for Wilma Vining Griffith

Wilma Vining Griffith was born on October 9, 1928 in Portland, Oregon. She passed away on June 20, 2019 in McMinnville.
She was raised in Carlton, OR and graduated from Carlton High in 1946. She and Ralph Griffith married January 1, 1947, then moved to North Bend, Oregon in 1952 where they raised two daughters, Teri and Jeri. Wilma stayed in North Bend for a few years after Ralph’s death in 2005. Then moved back to McMinnville close to her daughters.
Wilma worked a few part time jobs in North Bend, Coos Bay area. But, her greater joy was her daughters and their families, her parents, brothers and sisters, and their families. She spent a great deal of time in her beloved garden. Her volunteer work and friends with American Legion Post 34, and her hours of time with Veterans work (over 7000 hours with Veterans Hospitals.), 30 years volunteering with Red Cross, Elks Club, Eagles, and others. She always kept busy.
Preceding her in death was her husband Ralph Griffith, parents George Robert Vining and Della Golladay Vining, brothers and sisters Pearl, Vera, Quay, Charlie, Wayne, Betty, Ronald, Tom and Grandson Paul Tuimoala. Surviving her are her daughters Teri Mattern and Jeri Griffith, her brother Marvin Vining or Turner, OR, Reta Vining Wilson of McMinnville, Oregon. She had 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial will be held Sunday, July 7th from 1-3pm at 610 NW Brookview Court, McMinnville, OR. Please come and share the memories.


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