Josephine B. Griswold


Josephine B. Griswold passed away on Oct. 27, 2019, at the age of 96. Born in Dawson, NM, her family moved to Miami, Ariz. in the late 1920’s. She and her two sisters, Pat ad Dorothy, attended Miami High School, where Jodie (as her friends and family called her) graduated in 1940. She attended and graduated from the University of Arizona, where she lettered on the tennis team. With her degree in teaching, she started teaching in Prescott, where she met, and eventually married William Griswold. They moved to Phoenix, where he worked at Airesearch as a civil engineer and she was an elementary teacher, first in the Phoenix area and later in the Scottsdale School District. She finished her teaching career at Tavan Elementary School, where she taught fifth grade for some 30 years. Josephine and William loved to travel, so they went every summer on a family vacation with their children. In later years, she and William would travel to more than 40 countries. She is survived by her daughter Majorie, son Carl, sister Dorothy, grandson Jeff (Jackie) Reveal.

A memorial service will be held for her at First Christian Church, 401 S. Broad St. in Globe, Ariz., on Dec. 14, 2019 at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow.

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