Carolyn Joye Griffith, 67, passed away peacefully at Veranda House in Katy, Thursday, Sept. 18.
Born Oct. 19, 1946, in Longview, to Nola Jean Roberts and Elvis Clyde “Sonny” Reynolds, she graduated from Bridge City High School in 1964. Carolyn married James Boyd Dartez on Aug. 1, 1965 in Orange, and was blessed with two children during their 17 years together. She moved on to find her life-long loving husband, Carl Griffith, and married at her family home Sept. 19, 1986, gaining another three step-children to love.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, R. Carl Griffith; two children, James Boyd Dartez, Jr. (Pamela Marie Derby Dartez), and Darolyn Elizabeth Dann (Michael David Dann); brother, Daryl Reynolds; four grandchildren, Lucien Anthony Dann, Katelyn Leona Dartez, Valora Anntoinette Dann, and Madelyn Daniel Boyd Dartez; three step-children, Amanda Holland, the Rev. Christopher Griffith, and Dr. Stephanie Meissen and many step-grandchildren.
Carolyn’s endeavors varied tremendously, always allowing her to connect with people and bring heart-felt determination into any interaction. Her greatest passions included geneaology and scrapbooking. She leaves more friends and adopted family than may be named, just know that all are in her heart. Working as a legal secretary, she enjoyed helping others during her employment at Stephenson & Thompson, Orange, and Elick & Elick, in Bellville. Her volunteer work and affiliations in the Golden Triangle area included the Fraternal Order of Eagles Sabine Aerie #2523, Eagle Riders as “Snap Shot”, and the American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49.
Relatives and friends are welcome to bring a small personal momento to send with Carolyn.
Visitation will be held from 5:00  to 8:00  p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at Dorman’s Funeral Home, in Orange.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Dorman’s Funeral Home. Burial will be held in private at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. James Martin and Tim Martin honor Carolyn by officiating her services jointly.
Pallbearers will be Boyd Dartez, James Dartez, Michael Dann, James Martin, Tim Martin, and David Tincher; honorary pallbearers will be Gaby Hammett, Jack Darby, Johnny Gill, and Ronnie Gill.
Thanks to the staff and volunteers at Texas Oncology, SETX Hospice, Good Shepherd Hospice, and Vernad House for their help and support.
Condolences may be sent to the family at