Richard Gordon Griffey, 55, a former Baker City resident, died of sudden heart failure on April 8, 2003, at Baldwin, Wis.
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His funeral was April 12. The Rev. Jason Harris, River Church pastor, conducted the service. River Falls Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars performed military honors. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery at River Falls, Wis.
Richard was born on Jan. 21, 1948, to Gordon and Virginia Biller Griffey. He grew up in the Kinnickinnic Valley and was a 1966 River Falls, Wis., High School graduate. He received his bachelor’s degree in farm crops from Oregon State University at Corvallis in 1970. At OSU he was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in June 1970. He was honorably discharged in July 1977.
Mr. Griffey was a loan officer for Baker Production Credit Association in the late 1970s and 1980s. He worked in sales, banking and farm-related industries his entire career. Richard was active in the United Methodist Church in Baker City.
He had been manager of the Country Elevator at Woodville and Baldwin,Wis., for the past several years.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 28, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor