Dorothy “Dot” Griffin, 81, of Orange, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.
Funeral services were Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating were the Rev. Kevin Kissel of Faith United Methodist Church and Pastor Doug Vick of Bible Baptist Church in East Bethel, Minn. Burial was at Lee Cemetery in Vinton, La.

Dot was born in Vinton, La. on Sept. 28, 1927, the daughter of Leon and Ruby Mae (Courmier) Garrie. She was an Elementary School Office Manager for the Los Angeles City School District. Dot was also a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, active in the United Methodist Women, associate member of the AAUW, member of the Orange Photographic Society, supporter of the Heritage Museum and she loved to travel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Winona Spivey; and brother, Don Garrie.

Dot is survived by her husband, Warren Griffin of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Ken Meehan of Menomonie, Wis., Sharon and Doug Vick of East Bethel, Minn., and Sue and Jim Cook of Arcadia, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor and her husband Curt, Hannah Vick, Lucas Meehan and his wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Natalie Taylor, Meredith Taylor, McKoy Meehan, Korbin Meehan; many nieces and nephews and other family members.

Serving as Pallbearers were Doug Vick, Lucas Meehan, Ken Meehan, Mike Vickers, Stephen Passmore and John Passmore. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Courmier, Al Courmier, James Passmore, Doug Garrie, Gerald Garrie and David Garrie.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Building Fund at Faith United Methodist Church, 2497 Martin Luther King Drive, Suite C, Orange, Texas 77630.

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