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Richard Lee Griffitts

Posted 2023-05-22 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on May 21, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Richard Lee Griffitts passed away on May 1, 2023, the day after his 84th
birthday. He was born on April 30, 1939 to Elmer and Silence Griffitts,
in Broadwater, Nebraska.

Richard moved to Washington, following some college, and met his wife of
50 years, Nita. They were married on Nov. 26, 1972, in South Lancaster,

Richard, along with a friend, ran a crop dusting business in Washington.
There, he flew and instructed for many years. His first love was
airplanes, but his family was a solid tie. He loved being in the air, or
at the airport, but he loved his wife, his daughters and his son just as
much. He was deeply proud of his loving family.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Silence Griffitts,
son Scott Griffitts, twin brother Raymond Lee Griffitts, and sister May

Richard is survived by his wife Nita Griffitts, daughters Melissa Martin
and Maegen Quiett, brother Bud Griffitts, sister Edie Huffman, and 6

A special thank you to River Valley Home Health and Hospice for being
there when we needed you.

A celebration of life will be held June 24, 2023 at 4 p.m. at the Lake
Havasu City Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

In lieu of flowers, in honor of Richard's spirit, the family asks that
you do something fun, perform a random act of kindness, and share a
laugh with someone.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.

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