Derek James Griffin 18, of Lewiston
Derek James Griffin, 18 of Lewiston, died tragically on Thursday March 29, 2012. Derek was born on September 25, 1993 to Billy and Nonie Bettes Griffin in Portland, Oregon. Derek grew up in Portland until 7th grade when the family moved to southern Oregon for a while before moving to Orofino, Idaho.
While in Orofino Derek volunteered at the teen center, helping teen children after school, and Derek really made and Impact there.
In November of 2011 Derek and his family moved to the L-C valley.
Derek attended Orofino high school, before attending Clarkston, and Lewiston High Schools.
Surviving Derek are his parents Billy and Nonie Bettes Griffin, Derek’s siblings, Brandon and Breanna Griffin of Puhrump, NV, and Nathan and Shantel Griffin of Lewiston. Also surviving Derek are his Grandparents, Ralph and Nona Bettes, of Orofino, Kathy and Joe Robinson of Kooskia, and Bill Griffin and Kim Linker, of Happy Camp, CA, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, friends and cousins.
There will be a Memorial Service Wednesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Living Word Missionary Baptist Church, at 707 Preston Ave. Lewiston, Idaho.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Derek Griffin Memorial Fund c/o Sterling Savings Bank or Mailed to 921 F. St. Lewiston Idaho.
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