La Grande, Oregon
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Harold Leon Griffith, 40, of Portland and formerly of La Grande, died Nov. 19. There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland United Church of Christ in Portland.
Mr. Griffith was born Feb. 18, 1966, in Portland. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Western Culinary Institute, both in Portland. He lived most of his life in the Portland area, but for a time lived in La Grande, where he was a chef at Ten Depot Street. Most recently he was employed as a chef at Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant in Portland.
Survivors include his children, Jonathan Griffith of Bozeman, Mont., and Kegan Griffith and Kale Lanius, both of Belgrade, Mont.; mother, Rebecca Ross, of Troutdale and formerly of La Grande; and a brother, Jimmie Griffith of Welches.
Memorialbe made to OHSU AIDS Research in care of Ross Hollywood Funeral Chapel, 4733 NE Thompson St., Portland 97213.
The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Nov. 25, 2006, Published: November 25, 2006.