William Henry Griggs, 84, passed away June 4, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his wife, Doris (Maiden name: Smith) Griggs, of the family home; children, Paul (Bonnie) Griggs of Denver, Michael (Carolyn) Griggs of Canon City, Donna (Chuck) Wayt of Pueblo, and Mark (Juanita) Griggs of Denver; brothers, James Griggs of La Junta, Paul (Betty Lee) Griggs of Pueblo and Joseph (Betty Jo) Griggs of Denver; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Anna (Maiden name: Sprietzer) and Henry Griggs. William was born in Manzanola, Colorado on May 4, 1920. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as an automobile and equipment mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Parish. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Reverend Father Leonard Racki as officiant. Both services in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those who desire may make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the family home following the service. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. You have given us warmth, hope, spirit & unity. You have taught us so many things about life, living & how to be the best we can be. We have all learned the true meaning of family because of what you have given us.

    As I look back on the 26 years of my life, I think about the many things we have done together & I smile. The unconditional love you gave all of us – is priceless & we will never forget. Jeremy & I promise to teach Trinity the walk of God, the goodness in people & resourcefulness that you taught us.

    You have been an extraordinary husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather & friend. I hope to aspire to be a person as generous as you. We plan to plant a peach tree in our yard in memory of you & your love for gardening. Trinity will know you as the wonderful man that you are & we hope to teach our future children the same.

    Please say hello to Matthew & tell him that we are doing well. I hope you enjoy many cups of tea & warm sunny days with God.

    We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when. But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day!

    We Love you more than words can explain.

    Hollie, Jeremy & Trinity

  2. I love you Gramdpa very much!! You will be missed dearly. Many years of loving memories will last a lifetime for me. Thank you for everything you’ve done. You raised a very happy and successfull family that just seems to grow by the second.
    I love you.

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