Evalena “Eva” Griffin of Hermiston was born October 11, 1942 in Stratford, Oklahoma the daughter of Milton and Rosie (Ventura) McMillin. She passed away on Saturday March 9, 2019 in Hermiston at the age of 76.
Eva moved to Eastern Oregon as a young child, attending Ukiah grade schools and graduating from Pendleton High School in the Class of 1961. She married William “Bill” Griffin, Jr December 6, 1961 in Durango, Colorado. The couple lived in many Eastern Oregon communities including; Adams, Milton Freewater, John Day and Hermiston.
Eva enjoyed watching NASCAR racing (big fan of Dale Earnhardt), camping, fishing, reading, doing puzzles and was a HAM radio operator. She had served as a Bluebird leader for several years and was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles lodge.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 2014; her parents; two infant sons, Richard Lee and Edgar Ray.
She is survived by her children; Raylene (Curt) Pullum, Kaylene (Jim) Dickmeier, Joe (Brijit Albee) Griffin and Marlene Griffin; nineteen grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Noblin, Pat Noway and Jolene McMillin-Berry; brother, George McMillin and several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside service will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday March 18, 2019 at Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Burns Mortuary of Hermiston to defray final costs.
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