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Wade Wallace Griffin

Beloved father and grandfather, Wade Wallace Griffin, age 70, died November 21, 2017.  He was born September 7, 1947 in Prescott, Arizona, son of Alburn S. Griffin and Rosella M. Howell.

Wade graduated from Escalante High School in 1965 and served an LDS mission in the New England States. He married Dawnell Hatton August 15, 1969 in the Manti Temple. He retired as a public safety officer (paramedic, engineer, police officer) for Orem City, Utah.

He is survived by his wife, Dawnell, and their 8 children: Jimmy, L. David (Jasmine),Lee (Teresa), Matthew (Lorie),Joshua, Amanda Hoffman, Katie(Ben) Thompson, Sarah(McKelly) Peart, 31 grandchildren; sisters, Jeanneane Hulce, Sharal Harper, and 3 step-brothers, Delane, Gene and Lynn Griffin. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 step-brother and 2 step-sisters.

A grave-side service will be held at the Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Utah at 2:00 p.m on Saturday November 25th.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Wade Wallace Griffin memorial fund, America First Credit Union 800-999-3961 or at a branch.

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My deepest sympathy to the Griffin Family for your loss. I could always count on Dad to rescue me and the kids when we were stranded somewhere, or to drop by the house early in the morning with chocolate donuts (Emilee's favorite). He helped us out so much in our early beginnings as a family. He truly loved his family and sacrificed much to take care of them. I love and miss him and each of you, and pray that you will be comforted at this time.

Daun Campbell Ward Dec 17 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Darnell and family, I had heard you couldn't come to the class reunion due to your husbands illness. I'm so sorry to read of his passing, I pray your memories and the Lord will be of comfort to you. What a wonderful posterity you have.
Thoughtfully Janet Bennett Robins

Janet Bennett Robins Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

Dawnell sending our love and prayers for your family at this time. He was such a good man.

Edith Ann and Bill Nov 29 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Wade's passing. I really enjoyed being around him. He always uplifted me and strengthened me. He's always been such a hard worker. I'm sure they have been busy on the other side. Thank you for all the happy memories. Brent and Judy Chynoweth

Brent Chynoweth Nov 28 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Dawnell and Family, we were surprised and saddened to hear of Wade's passing. We pray for the comforting spirit of the Lord to be with you and your family.
Candy and Bill

candy lish fowler and bill fowler Nov 26 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. I have fond memories of Wade as a fellow classmate in the mighty Class of 1965 in Escalante.

Lana Lord Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all your good memories far exceed your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

Chris C Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

Having worked with Wade at Geneva Rock and then at the Orem fire department I always knew Wade as a hard worker with a smile on his face. I hope his memories will be of a positive fun person with consideration for everybody he met.

Lynn and Shauna Rowley Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our friend Wade. Lane worked with him at the Orem Fire Department and has nothing but good to say about this great guy. He was always enjoyable to be around. He was always happy, never complained and worked very hard at his responsibilities. Lane has lots of fun stories about Wade.
Our love and condolences to you and your wonderful family. What a great legacy he has left behind with a sweet wife and 8 children and 31 grandchildren. May you all be blessed and fell of the Saviors love during this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lane and Connie Keisel Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Jimmy, Darnell, and all of Wades family and friends. Strength through faith going forward.

Lynn and Dan Girvan Nov 24 2017 12:00 AM

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