Jay Griffin passed away December 31, 2010 surrounded by
his family after a valiant battle with complications from
Paul was born September 3, 1941 in Glendale, California
the second child of John Smith Griffin and Dorothy Lillian
Paul grew up in La Canada, California, graduating from Pasadena
High School. He attended college in Utah, graduating from
BYU in physics followed by an MBA degree. He served a mission
for the LDS Church in Northern Germany from 1961 to 1963
and grew to love the German people and their history.
Paul met Marolynn Mineer while attending graduate school
and they were later married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1969.
Paul worked in budget development both in private and government
settings. He began in Portland, Oregon as a budget analyst
for Multnomah County, moving to Richland, Washington to
work for the Washington Public Power Supply Company. Because
of his interest in computers he became head of the IT department
for United Nuclear in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Later Paul
went back to county government, retiring in 2009 from Santa
Fe County as their Budget Administrator.
Paul was an active member of the LDS church, serving in
various callings. He enjoyed Scouting and volunteered in
many Scouting positions. Besides family, fishing--both stream
and deepwater, rock collecting, and computers were also
Paul is survived by his wife Marolynn, children Carrie (Kurt
Revis), Jonathan, Michael (Jennifer) and three grandchildren;
brother Dr. John Robert Griffin (Shirley) of Sacramento,
California and sister Marian Holly Shipley (Stephen) of
Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 5, 2011
at 11:30 in the American Fork 15th Ward Chapel at 455 East
300 North, American Fork, with a viewing prior to services
from 10:00 to 11:00. Funeral Directors - Warenski Funeral
Home of American Fork, Utah.