Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 3, 2013
Stephen Walker Griffith

Obit Stephen GriffithBeloved brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and dear friend Steve Griffith passed away the early morning of Dec. 29 after a battle with cancer. He was born April 3, 1939, as the youngest of three sons to Charles Albert (Al) and Clara Griffith in Tooele. He grew up with an immense love for dogs, friends and fun. Always one to work to live and never living to work, he spent a short two years at Utah State studying electrical engineering. After completing Army basic training and joining the National Guard in the early 1960s, he joined Dugway Proving Grounds as a test programmer where he worked for 35 years culminating his career as a GS-14 and retiring in 1991. An avid golfer, fisherman and extremely talented pool player, he enjoyed friendly competition, the company of many lifelong friends, and the love of his family. He is preceded in death by his eldest brother Charles Albert Griffith, Jr. He is survived by his brother Richard (Helen) Griffith of Ogden, his daughter Stephanie (Douglas) George of Tooele, his son Michael Walker (Kary) Griffith recently retired from the military, step-children Steven (Tammy) Griffith and Andrea (Danny) Hallett of Tooele, 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. A service will be held Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Tate Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Main St., Tooele. Following the burial, a memorial gathering will be held at the Elks Lodge, 61 N. Main St., Tooele. All are welcome who wish to join his family and friends in the memory and celebration of a good, honest and caring man.

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