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Chris Kephart Griffin, resident of Traverse City and Haines City, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family.
Chris was a beautiful, passionate, artistic and high-spirited woman who loved to live life to the fullest.
She was a skilled Master Gardener who enjoyed sailing, photography, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Chris graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1970 and attended Western Michigan University.
In the summer of 1969 she met her soul mate, Rick Griffin, and they were married for 46 years. They had three children, Sarah, Kelley and Karaline.
A loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, she always found the humor in everyday situations and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her beloved husband, the Hon. Richard Allen Griffin; three daughters, Sarah Spurway, Kelley Fose and Karaline Magee; sister, Jean Patterson; and granddaughters, Summer and Emily Spurway.
A celebration of life will be held in Traverse City on July 17 at Pinewood Point Park from 5 to 8 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed via www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.
Published on March 11, 2018
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