Robert Lester Griffiths
1925 ~ 2012

Robert L Griffiths, 86 of American Fork, Utah, died in his home on January 5, 2012, surrounded by members of his family.

He was born October 25, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to David Lester and Linda Griffiths, the third of four children.

Robert graduated from Glendale (CA) High School, class of 1943. He served in the US Navy during WWII from 1943-46 as a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class. He was a successful salesman, retail store designer, and businessman and enjoyed many ventures during his life. He was a member of VFW Post 49 in American Fork, Utah.

He married the love of his life LaDeane Wood on September 23, 1972. They were later sealed in the Oakland CA Temple in October 1974. They called several places home during their marriage, including Grant’s Pass (OR), Salt Lake City (UT), Vista (CA), Fresno (CA), Visalia (CA), Ridgecrest (CA), and Eagle Mountain (UT). Bob was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many callings including Bishop, High Councilor, and Young Men’s President.

He is survived by his wife LaDeane, his sister Gloria (Alan) Waddell of Gilbert, AZ, his 12 children Tori Lynn Pratt of Eugene, OR, Terri Lee (Steve) Harper of Corvallis, OR, Jack Griffiths of Edmonds, WA, Keith (Cindy) Griffiths of Vista, CA, Karen Beesley of American Fork, UT, Teresa (Jeff) Pyne of Cedar Hills, UT, Kimberley (Mike) Wilberg of Basalt, ID, Laura (Keith) Duckett of Sahuarita, AZ, Jacob (Marianne) Griffiths of Vista, CA, Rachel (Jason) Palmer of Highland, UT, Meagan (Mike) Kennedy of Cedar Hills, UT, and Melinda (Jeff) Dalebout of Provo, UT, his 47 grandchildren, and his 34 great grandchildren (with five more on the way).

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Jack Griffiths, and his sister Wanda Orel Griffiths.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Manilla 7th ward chapel, 1320 W 3540 N, Pleasant Grove, UT. Friends and Family may call Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 N 900 E in American Fork, or Friday at the church one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the South Jordan City Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 1111 E Brickyard Rd Suite 107, Salt Lake City UT 84106.

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