VeteranKenneth Griffith

Kenneth Griffith, 82, of Castle Rock, Colo., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in Denver, Colo.

He was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Hillview, Ill., a son of Landa and Nellie Cox Griffith. He married Ruth Ina Diehl on Oct. 22, 1944, in Ipava. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Gloria Wilson of Aurora, Colo., and Karen Miller of Castle Rock; two grandsons, one granddaughter; and one sister, Virginia Chenoweth of Table Grove.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Keith Griffith.

He graduated from Table Grove High School in 1936. He served during World War II in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He was shot down and captured as a POW in Romania. He received numerous decorations, including the Purple Heart; the Distinguished Flying Cross and Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster; and the Soldier’s Medal for heroism of great risk of life. He was the owner/operator of Griffith Trucking Co. until he retired in 1980.

Services were held Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo., in Staging Area B. Parker Funeral Home, Inc. in Parker, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Brookside Inn Van Fund, 1297 S. Perry Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/24/1999


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