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Berthene Elizabeth Griffin

April 22, 1922 ~ March 2, 2018 (age 95)

Berthene Elizabeth Griffin passed away at the age of 95 from natural causes on March 2, 2018.  She was born in Henrieville, Utah in the home of her grandmother Smith on April 2, 1922.   She grew up in the home of her mother and her husband Viola and Charles Francisco.  Her siblings included Varis, Charles, Roma, Lola, LaDean, Dexter and bill.  She was married to Bryan Bates and had one daughter, Lynne.  She later married Leland Griffin and had three children, Royce (Suzanne), Bradley (Anne), and Shelley (Wade Barney).

She lived most of her life in Henrieville where she raised her family, served in the church, took care of her beautiful gardens, bottled everything in sight, mastered the art of quilt making and created a great array of beautiful crochet doilies.  She never turned anyone away without a bite to eat, including a piece of her chocolate or carrot cake.  She was a kind and charitable mother, grandmother and neighbor.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Leland, her parents, all of her siblings, her daughter Lynne, her grandson Shawn Barney and granddaughter Rhonda. 

Her posterity includes not only her for children, but she has been blessed with 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and numerous cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held in the Henrieville LDS chapel on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. with a viewing prior to services from 11:00 to 12:30.  Interment will follow in the Henrieville Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the care of Hughes Mortuary 435-674-5000.  Please visit for complete funeral listings and to leave condolences for the family.










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