Bill Griffin of Laguna Woods, California died in his home January 11, 2008. He was 85. Bill was born December 3, 1922 to William Griffin and Kathryn Molumby Griffin in Mitchell South Dakota. He attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. Bill enlisted and served in the Navy for three years during World War II. He then returned to the University of South Dakota. There he met and married Elizabeth Ann Carey in Mitchell, South Dakota on November 24, 1948. They had three children; Mary Elizabeth, Grace Eileen and Michael Patrick. After living in Bismarck, North Dakota for thirty years, Bill and Elizabeth retired to Laguna Woods, California where they have resided for twenty years. Bill is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Elizabeth; daughter, Grace Griffin of Seattle, Washington; son, Michael Griffin of Chicago, Illinois and Lise Levi. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who leaves behind daughters, Caitlin Elizabeth, Hannah Kathleen and Jane Francis and their father, Tom Oliverius.