Paul Jay Griffin
-- 1941 ~ 2010 --

Paul Jay Griffin passed away December 31, 2010 surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with complications from cancer treatment.

Paul was born September 3, 1941 in Glendale, California the second child of John Smith Griffin and Dorothy Lillian Israelson.

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 his loves.
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 Provo.

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.

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