Mildred Millie Victoria Griffith, 65, was born in St. Maries, Idaho, on Aug. 1, 1942 to parents Leroy and Mary Hooker.
Millie died Nov. 4, 2007.
She was raised in Spokane, Wash., and in 1957 she Daryl E. Griffith met and fell in love with the man who became her husband on Dec. 21, 1958.
He was the man of her dreams it was a love to last a lifetime.
They lived in Spokane until 1966, when they moved to Pierce County, where they lived for many years. They spent a few years in Skagit County before finally settling in Snohomish County, in Stanwood, Wash., where they spent the next 26 years of their lives.
Momma, as we all lovingly called her, was content to be a homemaker. At one point she had a chance to record an album. But Momma knew Gods call on her life was not to be a famous singer; it was to be a famous wife and mother to her husband and children. We believe God calls some to be famous and others to be His famous caretakers also known as homemakers.
Momma was a wonderful, caring and above all else loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandma and mother-in-law.
All who knew her loved her there was never a person who met her that didnt love her.
She was a woman filled with so much wisdom and knowledge, the kind of wisdom that can only come from the heart of a mother who knows her family and their needs.
Honey, or momma, is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Daryl E. Griffith; four of their seven children and respective spouses; Denise and Dan Gardner of Burlington, Wash.; Julie and Jerry Brooling of Colville, Wash.; Vickie and Tim Hardtke of Auburn, Wash.; and Daryl and Jodi Griffith of Arlington, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Mary Hooker, two brothers, Robert and Herbert; and her three precious children, Penny, Rodney and Donna. We want you to know, that as your children, we thank you for all the lessons you taught us, as it has made us better adults it. Im sure we can also speak for Daddy. You made him a better man for the unconditional love you gave to him and to all of us.
We would like to extend our love and thanks to Schafer Shipman Funeral home and Pastor Steve for their love and generosity over this last year.
God bless you all and your families, from the Griffiths and their extended family.
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