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Norma L. Griffin

Norma L. Griffin, 85, of Chandler, AZ (formerly of Scottsdale & Mesa), passed away at Chandler Regional Hospital peacefully surrounded by her family on September 7, 2019. She was born in Anchor, IL on May 31, 1934 to George and Hazel Schleeter and married Wendell P. Griffin in 1954 and settled in Arizona in 1960.  Norma had a career of 20 years at Motorola, retiring in 1992.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her three children, Brian, Bruce (Annette), Jill Bloom (John); grandson Brett Griffin (Kristi), great grandson Dylan of Mesa; grandson Kyle Griffin (Ashley) of Caldwell, Idaho, along with her sister-in-law, various nieces, nephews and cousins throughout Illinois, California, Georgia and Texas.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband and brothers Robert and Richard Schleeter.

Norma loved watching the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball games whether in person or on television.  Norma was a friend to many.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley.


  • Jill and John Bloom Posted September 11, 2019 11:51 AM

    We love you so much Mom. I know you are with Dad and now pain free. Peace be with you until we meet again. Love always, Jill and John

    • Sharon Gottschalk Posted September 12, 2019 6:52 AM

      I share in your grief. She was always so lovely to speak with.

  • Jean Widman Posted September 11, 2019 5:23 PM

    Good bye sweet Norma My favorite cousin. Even if we were long distance. I will miss our phone conversations and your newsy Christmas letters. Till we meet again Lots and Lots of Love

  • Sharon Gottschalk Posted September 12, 2019 5:58 AM

    A lovely woman always gracious and engaging, inquisitive and positive. Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. You will be missed by all you touched.

  • The Rod Deslauriers family Posted September 12, 2019 8:44 AM

    Norma, you will be missed! You always remembered that we said you were part of our family through osmosis and mentioned that most every time we were together. That made us smile! Thank you for your genuine interest in all members of our family and for sharing your joy with us. Rest in peace sweet lady.

  • Gail Posted September 13, 2019 9:11 PM

    Aunt Norma and I share the same springtime birthday. I always looked forward to the unique cards she found that said things like “I’ll celebrate you, and you celebrate me…” Another longtime bond was my performance as a 4 year old flower girl at her wedding to Uncle Wendy. Did you know that Norma had a competitive streak? Well, if you ever played Scrabble with her you’d know what I mean. She was good! It was a rare occasion when she didn’t win. Her sense of humor, her ease of starting a friendly conversation with anyone, her readiness to try something new – so many things that I’ll miss about her and so many good memories.

  • Kay Griffin Jaeger Posted September 14, 2019 7:14 PM

    Norma, we both had a long and good life with our Griffin husbands. We will miss you.

  • Steve and Judy Griffin Posted September 15, 2019 12:41 PM

    Aunt Norma, Steve and I will miss you very much. We enjoyed your visits to Illinois and our visits to see you and our cousins in Arizona. I enjoyed your competitive spirit in Scrabble and Steve and I enjoyed playing the quarter game with you. and our annual BINGO night at Golden Palms. We enjoyed your adventurous spirit introducing us to the Sugar Bowl, Singing Panda, and Organ Sop Pizza…to name just a few. In spite of your medical issues, you were always willing to join us in our journeys. We feel very blessed to have had you in our lives! Much love,

  • Pastor Rick Floyd and family Posted September 18, 2019 8:28 AM

    Our family was friends with Norma for over twenty years.She was always someone we enjoyed visiting and being around. She was a very faithful member of the Las Palmas chapel. She will truly be missed and has left a fine legacy with her family and friends.

  • Pat Pegram Posted September 18, 2019 1:40 PM

    It’s very hard to know you’re gone, Norma . You have been one of my very best friends, since 8th grade and I will miss you so much. It was always wonderful to have you call me – way back here in Il. We surely had some good visits!! This week end is our 67th HS class reunion and I will remember you to many that attend. Still loving you. Pat Hoffman Pegram

  • Janet Hintz Posted September 22, 2019 3:33 PM

    We were old friends, Norma’s husband went to school with my husband in IL. Whenever we visited our son in AZ we would get together and when we moved to AZ Norma eventually moved to Las Palmes where we lived. We did many things together at Las Palmes. I cannot believe that she is gone so soon and will miss her friendship. My condolences to the family. Janet Hintz

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