Violet May Griffith joined our Heavenly Father surrounded by her loved ones April 2, 2019 at her home in Monroe, Oregon.

Violet was born December 25, 1934, in Alexandria, Nebraska to Paul and Ella Renken. She was the oldest of 7 children.

At a young age she moved to Oregon with her family. When Violet was in middle school she met James (Jim) Griffith in the cherry orchards in Eugene. Little did she know she was starting a friendship that would turn into a life long adventure. James would eventually teach Violet to drive and she would teach Jim about the Lord.

On April 20, 1952, Jim and Violet started their life together in the little white Lutheran Church in Eugene. Violet raised three beautiful children in the Eugene-Junction City area. Before heading off to Alaska to build houses with her husband. Eventually settling down in Sisters, where she began their 18 years of work for the Sisters Post Office. After retiring, Violet and Jim traveled in their motor home, eventually settling in Monroe.

Violet had many loves; camping, hiking, learning, crabbing and the ocean. But her biggest loves were the Lord, her family, baking and tending her gardens.

Among those awaiting her arrival were her parents Paul and Ella Renken, her sister Betty Meyer and her son David Griffith.

She will be missed by her husband Jim Griffith of Monroe, two children: Roger Griffith of Monroe, Linda Holt (and Chris) of Sisters; two sisters; three brothers; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were to be held Monday April 8 at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.