Jacquelyn Lee "Jacque" Griffin
1942 - 2020
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July 20, 1942 ˜ October 25, 2020

Jacque Griffin passed away at her home on Oct. 25, 2020, surrounded by her three children. Jacque was born in Portland, OR, to Leroy and Ella Korell. A beloved only child, Jacque spent the majority of her childhood in Portland.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1960 and went on to work various jobs and volunteer her time as a Bible teacher until she married Sam Griffin in 1969.
Once married, they moved to Vancouver, WA, where they started their family and life together. Jacque enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and, most of all, being a mom. After many years as a stay at home mom, Jacque returned to the workforce part-time as an office manager until her retirement.
Always a loving mother and grandmother, in her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and weekend trips to the Oregon Coast. She also remained active in her local congregation until her death.
She was preceded in death by her best friend and husband, Sam; and her parents.
Jacque is survived by daughters, Melissa (Jason) Smith and Katy (Marcus) Ulloa; son, Byron (Ivy) Griffin; and six grandchildren, Micah and Mercedes Griffin, Griffin and Lucas Smith, and Miles and Oliver Ulloa.
There will be no funeral arrangements, only a graveside viewing for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to www.jw.org.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 1, 2020.
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November 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Griffin kids and their families. Jacque and Sam welcomed my family into their book study group at their home in the mid to late 90’s. Easy going and always smiling. Two very kind people that will be dearly missed.
Kristi Kelly
November 10, 2020
I didn’t know Jacque but know her daughter-Katy. I would venture to say that Jacque was a wonderful woman, that led an extraordinary life. She raised a very sweet and loving daughter, who also loves her boys and husband dearly. What a beautiful memory to leave for her children-love and loyalty.
Ashley Huff
November 9, 2020
This amazing beautiful lady found my mom years ago and started studying with her. She helped mom, along with her mom and dad (Leroy snd Ella) take care of us and we are all so grateful! Look forward to seeing Jackie and San in the new system!
DeMarco Family
November 7, 2020
I am very saddened by the loss of of a Dear and Cherished Friend.We shared many life experiences over the years , and when life got in the way, and we didn't see each other for a period of time, when we did meet, it was as if no time had passed at all. My heart goes out to Melissa, Byron , and Katie, and their families in the loss of both parents in such a short time. My thoughts and Prayers continue for you continue. Love, Sharon Borgerson
Sharon Borgerson
November 7, 2020
Jacque was the office manager of our psychology practice in Vancouver. She deftly handled her duties involving the practices of 5 psychologists. She interacted with kindness to all of our patients. We watched all of her children grow up and marry during her tenure with us. She is missed and we wish her family well during this time of loss.
Robert Poole
November 6, 2020
The essence ok kindness is what I think about when I was around Jacque and Sam. They made a faithful team and an example for all that had the privilege to be in their company.
Michael Olson
October 31, 2020
Looking forward to the day we can see her again in paradise along with Sam. Sending love and prayers.
Sydney & Blake K
October 29, 2020
I knew Jackie when we all attended the North Congregation Kingdom Hall in Portland back in the 60's. It saddens me greatly to find out of her passing. She was such a great person, as were her parents, Leroy and Ella. Look forward to seeing her and so many others I knew as we all await the promised Paradise...rest well dear friend see you soon!! Carol West Mc Daniel
Carol West Mc Daniel
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