December 24, 1943 - December 21, 2017
Barbara Ann Griggs, 73, returned to her Heavenly Father on December 21, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family, friends and a firm belief in God, supported her in her struggle, and ultimately gave her peace. Barbara was born to Clivy W. and Theora Griggs, in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 24, 1943. She grew up in Kearns, Utah and went to Granger High school where she met her children’s father Jerry W. Catten. She was a homemaker for many years, but eventually fulfilled her dream and love of learning and education by earning her Bachelors degree in Human Services at age 66. She flourished in her journey to help those in need. She worked in a domestic violence shelter in Palmer, Alaska for many years and then, after moving back to her home town, became an advocate for seniors, especially looking out for those special friends at Tuscany View, her residential senior housing complex. Barbara was blessed with a large, loving family which included friends from as far as Alaska to California. She was a force to be reckoned with for those less fortunate who needed an advocate. She was kind, humble and only asked for help when she really needed it. She is already sorely and dearly missed. Barbara is survived by her younger brother Gary L. Griggs, daughter Cherie and “Jeff” Tomlinson and their son Blake; son Craig and “Stephanie” Catten; daughter Colette and “Isidro“ and their sons Julian “Vicky” Jaramillo and their children Sophia, Avery and their soon-to-be born brother Julian Junior; and Jesse Jaramillo and “Jana” his children Jesse Junior and Forrest; Christine Catten and husband Harjinder and their son Hayden Singh. Barbara is preceded in death by her sister Connie Lee Griggs, and their parents. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the LDS church ward at 97 West 7500 So. Viewing from 10:00 to 10:45am, with memorial from 11:00 to 12:30pm. Barbara will be buried thereafter at the Elysian Burial Gardens on 1075 E 4580 S. near her mother. President Drake will officiate the services. The family gratefully declines flowers and donations, but prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted at www.premierfuneral.com.
Barbara Ann Griggs, 73, returned to her Heavenly Father on December 21, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family, friends and a firm belief in God, supported her in her struggle, and ultimately gave her peace. Barbara... View Obituary & Service Information
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