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Dorothy was welcomed into the loving arms of her Father in Heaven on July 12, 2022, from natural causes.
Dorothy was born on July 3, 1945, in an upstairs doctor`s office in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She was the 3rd daughter of Carrie Beth Morgan Bailey and J.P. Morgan. July 3rd was the perfect date for her to burst into the world because she was definitely a firecracker. She was walking at 8 months and talking nonstop by the age of 2.
Throughout her childhood she loved to participate in the many road shows that were put together in her stake taking great pride in not only her roles but also being asked to work as the makeup artist. One of her most loved achievements was receiving the Golden Gleaner award for 5 years in a row. These awards were achieved through the Young Women`s Program and took a lot of work. This definitely shows how determined she was to reach a goal and how hard of a worker she would be throughout her life.
She met her lifetime love, Keith Griffiths, while working at Sweet's Candy Company. She always said that she fell for him the first time he batted his baby blue eyes at her. They were married for over 57 years. They lovingly raised 4 children together in their Kearns, Utah home.
She was always very invested in what her children were doing. She was their ultimate cheerleader spending many nights and weekends at sporting and dancing events. She even would help with her daughter's many fundraisers so that she could participate in every dance and gymnastics class she wanted. She loved her family fiercely and would stand up to anyone that would try to hurt them. All 5 foot 3 inches of her would be the most outstanding and scary mamma bear. She was not afraid of anyone if it involved her children. Her family was absolutely everything to her.
She loved camping with her immediate and extended families. She always was willing to cook the fish her husband and kids caught as long as she didn't have to eat them. She loved her four sisters and one brother and looked forward to their summer camping reunion and Christmas Eve parties. She absolutely loved the time she spent with each of her sisters and sister-in-law the latter years of her life. She treasured any time they came to spend with her and developed deep and meaningful relationships with them.
Her 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved talking with them and took great pride in all their accomplishments. She would send letters and cards to them telling them how proud she was of them and how much she loved them. She loved it when they would tell her about their activities, sports, or anything they were interested in. She absolutely loved talking over messenger with her youngest granddaughter that lives in Texas and had a great time playing with her through it.
In her adult life, she served and excelled in many roles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an editor for her church newspaper, Young Women's president, and served many years in Relief Society presidencies including being the president, councilors, and homemaking leader. She would often give crafts to her daughters to figure out how to remake them for the ladies in the ward. Although she did not know much about sports, she learned the rules of each sport to serve as the stake Young Women's sports specialist. In her later years, she wrote notes and cards to those women in the ward who were unable to get to church or were no longer active. Although she never served a formal mission for her church, she did serve in her own way with making sure these women knew they were loved each and every month. She made several life-long friends from writing these wonderful women.
Ancestry was very important to Dorothy. She spent hundreds of hours trying to locate information about those that had passed. She did so much work to ensure that their temple work could be done. She loved to index records so that others could find their ancestors. She absolutely loved to talk about her ancestors and was so happy when she heard new stories about them. She believed it was of vital importance for everyone to make a connection with their predecessors.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Keith Griffiths; her children: Scott (Cathie) Griffiths, Mindy (Tim) Downing, Roger (Marina) Griffiths and Carrie (Jim) Bolser; grandchildren: Curtis Trease, Tyler, Machayla, and Ariana Griffiths, Max Smirnov, Chase and Jaden Reed, Skyla (Zach) Collier, Tyler (Paige) Downing, Jordan (Laura), Cooper, Keegan and Sydney Bolser; great-grandchildren, Calissa and Parley Collier; and her siblings: Judy Hutchings, Kandy Burke, Leslee Bailey, Steve (Patsy) Bailey and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carrie and Reid (Carolyn) Bailey, J.P Morgan; sister, Susan Bailey; brother-in-laws, Byron Hutchings and Gayle Burke.
Funeral services will be held, Monday, July 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 4232 West 5015 South, Kearns, Utah. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley, Utah.
Monday, July 18, 2022
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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