Janice “Jan” Marlene Griffin, 73, of Smelterville, ID, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on January 30, 2023 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Jan was born on February 8, 1949 in Newberg, OR, a daughter of the late Clarence and Virginia Asche.
The family later moved to Anchorage, AK where Jan graduated from Anchorage High School, Class of 1969. Later, she met Fredrick Griffin and the two were married on August 9, 1974 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. To this union were born three daughters, Heather, Holly, and Hilary. Fredrick passed away on June 19, 2022.
Jan adored her family and loved spending time with all of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, doing word search puzzles, sewing, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.
Survivors include her three daughters, Heather (Mark) Freber of Smelterville, ID; Holly (Marc) Olson of Post Falls, ID, and Hilary (Travis) Guertin also of Post Falls, ID; five grandchildren, Lakoda Griffin, Victoria Olson, Prestin Gibbs, Madison Gibbs, and Samuel Olson; a great-grandson, Bentley Griffin; a sister, Barb (Jim) Duling of Sunapee, NH; two nephews, Don and Shawn Duling; as well as numerous cousins.
Friends and family may gather on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Shoshone Funeral Services, 106 S. Main St., Kellogg, ID for a period of visitation. Funeral services will follow on Friday, February 10, 12:00 PM, at Shoshone Funeral Services. Jan will be laid to rest next to her husband, Fredrick, at Shoshone Memorial Gardens in Kingston, ID.
Memories of Jan and messages of condolence may be shared with her family online at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Griffin family with arrangements.