Jeanne Griffin passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 89 years at 2 PM on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at First Christian Church.
Jeanne Griffin was born on August 29, 1929, to William Hale and Ora Bertha Hicks John in Chickasha, OK. After attending Oklahoma College for Women, she married Travis W. Griffin on November 25, 1949, in Chickasha. Their marriage brought them three wonderful children, Michael, Victoria, and Jeannie. She had a number of varied and interesting jobs in her work career, such as a newspaper reporter for the Chickasha Daily Express, services coordinator for the American Red Cross office in Hobbs, NM, and an Outside Service Representative for Texas Employment Commission in Lubbock.
During the 58 years that Jeanne lived in Lubbock, she was active in many organizations, such as League of Women Voters, Lubbock Women’s Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Lubbock Symphony. She enjoyed volunteering her time and talents with groups like Seniors Are Special and the American Wind Power Center, and was a great supporter of her Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Jeanne loved many genres of music and enjoyed playing the piano. Her love of travelling took her to many countries, including England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Belize, just to name a few. Anyone who knew Jeanne knew of her love for cats, and she was seldom without one through her lifetime. From greeting cards to knickknacks to accessories, if it had anything to do with cats, she was sure to love it.
Jeanne was also known for her sense of humor, her quick wit, and her infectious laugh.
She is survived by her children, Michael Griffin and wife, Janna; Victoria Nelson and husband, Shelby; Jeannie Pritchett and husband, Bill Griggers; grandchildren, Justin Nelson and wife, Holly; Alexandra Burnett and husband, John; Jeffrey Griffin and wife, Brittany; Clint Pritchett and wife, Brittany; Alan Griffin and wife, Nids; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Cheyenne, Ella, Kayden, Mirabelle, Stephanie, Malcolm, Korin, and Tommy. Countless other family members and friends will miss her deeply.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Hale and Ora Bertha John; husband, Travis Griffin; siblings, Conway John, Ora Pearl Wright, and R M John.