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Joanna K. Griffin


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Joanna K. Griffin

Joanna K. Griffin, 82, passed away Dec. 14, 2016, at Deer Trail following a lengthy illness. She was resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of Tucson, Ariz.

She was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Cortez, Colo., the daughter of Joseph Zimmerman and Velma Bracken Zimmerman.

Griffin attended schools in Colorado and Wyoming

She married James C. Griffin in Tucson, Ariz., in 1973 and he preceded her in death in 1978.

Griffin was in healthcare as a CNA from 1965-1994.

She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.

Her interests included spending time with her family, word puzzles, taking care of her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Clint Kimsey and wife Debbie of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Jim Lyle Kimsey of Lander, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, one daughter, one son, one grandson one brother and two sisters.

Cremation will take place and there will be no services per her request. Condolences may be left at


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