BOERNE – Bette Jo Marak Griffin, formerly of Mission, Houston and Georgetown, passed away on July 22, 2015, in Boerne.
She was born in 1925 in Grinnell, Kan., and married James D. Griffin in 1944. They settled in Mission where they started a family and established a farm on Inspiration Road. Until the time of her husband’s passing in 1975, over the 31 years of her marriage, she was a homemaker and volunteered as Girl Scout leader, decorated floats for the Texas Citrus Fiesta parade and hosted youth rodeos at the family farm. After leaving the Valley, she became a world traveler and an active patron of the arts throughout her life.
Survivors include her children, James D. Griffin Jr., Dr. Antoinette J.G. “Toni” Hill, William D. Griffin, and Lleanna Griffin Brinsmade, and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Kobler Marak and Peter Paul Marak; brothers Kenneth T. Marak, Robert J. Marak and Sam A. Marak; her husband of 31 years, James “Jim” D. Griffin, Sr., and her granddaughter, Katherine Meghan Hill.
Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP), PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX 78227 or www.campcamp.org; Benedictine Ministries Health and Wholeness Center, 216 W. Highland Drive, Boerne, TX 78006, or www.benedictineministries.com (earmark donations for the Health and Wholeness Center).