Bethine Joy Griggs

August 19th, 1944June 24th, 2022

Bethine Joy Griggs was born on Saturday, August 19th, 1944 in Loop City, Nebraska to Isabelle Fern (Fielding) and Roland Herbert Anderson. She passed away at the age of 77 on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at her home in Lafayette, Colorado.

Bethine spent her younger years in Nebraska until her family moved to Caldwell, Idaho just outside of Boise. After graduating highschool in 1962, she moved to Greeley, Colorado to attend UNC. She studied there for a year and then moved to Boulder. Bethine met her future husband, Frank, in Boulder and they married on May 28th, 1965. They were married for just over 50 years until Frank’s death on October 2nd, 2015. Throughout their marriage the couple lived in Los Angeles, Denver, Boulder, and finally settled in Lafayette. Together they raised two daughters while living in Boulder; they welcomed Jennifer Joy in 1973 and Leigh Ann in 1979. Bethine was a loving mother and homemaker. After her children grew up, she worked in retail at May D&F, Foleys, and Nordstrom in the makeup department.

Bethine enjoyed reading, gardening, crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, streaming TV shows and movies, listening to music, playing piano, and most of all, spending time with her family. She loved being a grandmother to her two grandsons, Wes and Bo, who will miss her greatly. She will be remembered for her kindness and loving spirit.

Bethine is preceded in death by her husband, Francis “Frank” Griggs of Lafayette, CO. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer (Matthew) Sebastian of Denver, CO; Leigh (Jake) Wilson of Broomfield, CO; by her grandchildren, Wes and Bo Wilson of Broomfield, CO; and her sister, Carol Jean Anderson of Bozeman, Montana.

In Bethine’s memory, please consider a donation to TRU Community Care by visiting https://www.trucare.org/giving-back/ways-to-donate/

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I am so sorry to read of your Moms passing in the paper. We were great friends for so many years. We lost touch in person the last few years but still stayed in touch through Christmas cards. She was a Sweetie❤️ Hugs to you and your families Melinda
Leigh, Katie let me know of Beth’s passing. My heart goes out to you and Jen. She and Frank were such engaged and loving parents and so supportive of all of your clan growing up here on the hill. I so enjoyed my time catching up with Beth over the years. I can just imagine how proud she was of your teaching career and her grandchildren. My best to you and your family. June Crenshaw
I’m so shocked to read about your Mother’s passing. We were roommates in Boulder 1963-1965. She stood up for me in my wedding in August 1965. Over the years our communication, pre pandemic was an annual Christmas card, up to the year your Father died. Since then I would follow her on her FB page. My heart aches for all of you. She was indeed a very special friend! I know she is missed. RIP Bethine! My sincere condolences. Sadly, Sandy Hahn
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