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Patricia "Jo" Griffin

February 10, 1932 — February 25, 2023

Bayfield

Patricia "Jo" Griffin

Patricia "Jo" Griffin of Bayfield, CO, passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2023, surrounded by her family, after a brief battle with cancer. Jo was born in Indianola, IA, on February 10, 1932, to Glen W. Ferguson and Edna Frances (Smith). She grew up in Palmyra, IA, and graduated high school at Hartford HS. She attended 2-1/2 years of college at Iowa State.

Jo and Jim were married on April 20, 1955 in Des Moines, IA while Jim was home on leave from the Air Force. They were married for 67 years.

Jo is survived by her husband Jim of Bayfield, CO, and four children: Peggy (Mitch) Pingel of Broomfield, CO; Mike (Liz) Griffin of Mifflinburg, PA; Kathy (Steve) Shockley of Ft Collins, CO; and Jill (Michael) Fischer of Durango, CO; 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and multiple extended family members, as well as all the "adopted" members that she loved as her own.

Jo will be buried at a private family service, including adopted family, at the Pine River Cemetery in Bayfield on May 6th, 2023 at 11am. A Celebration of Life is planned following the burial from noon-2pm, at the Bayfield Senior Center. Jo was an avid quilter, and shared her artwork with all she knew. If you are able, the family would kindly request you bring any of Jo's artwork and memories with you to the celebration of life to share with us. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Bayfield High School Scholarship fund of Jo's sorority: Preceptor Beta Upsilon, c/o Vicky Mozgai, 402 Dove Ranch Rd, Bayfield, CO 81122. Marked as "scholarship/Jo Griffin."
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