Allen Griffith was born on February 28, 1933 in DeQuincy,
Louisiana to John Thomas Griffith and Thelma Ruby Yellott.
As a child, Albert moved to Phoenix, Oregon where he would
continue living until, he joined the military.
29, 1951, at the age of 17, Albert would join the US Navy.
Before being discharged in 1955 as a Seaman, he had the
privilege to serve on the USS Princeton and the USS Estes.
He definitely had his sea legs having spent 3 years, 6 months
and 17 days out at sea during his enlistment period.
military service, Albert settled into civilian life. He
started dating Darlene Elser, who he had met early on when he
would come to her family farm to help work the land or spend
time with his friend. The two hit it off and would soon
marry on June 21, 1957. They would settle in the Willamette
Valley until 1966 when they would purchase and move into the
family home in Aumsville. Albert moved to different jobs
during his lifetime as positions became available. He
would work for almost 10 years for the Simpson Plywood Mill
before going to Salem and working for the Parks Department and
then the Public Schools. He would retire some years
later after finally ending up at Pafco Manufacturing as a
spare time, Albert enjoyed Hunting, fishing, Mudslinging,
taking care of the farm and Antique cars. He was an
excellent wood craftsman and would use his skills to build
wooden spokes for cars, as well as, rebuilding their interior.
We would often rebuild Model-T cars amongst others and had
well over a dozen rebuilds to his name. He was also
musical inclined; often playing his guitar and Harmonica for
those around him. Even with all his activities, he still
made time and enjoyed coffee with friends and family and
6, 2019 Albert passed away at his home in Aumsville, Oregon
surrounded by family. His is preceded in death by his
parents John and Thelma; and brothers Alfred and Alton.
He is survived by his loving wife Darlene; Sons, Victor (Koreen),
Jimmy (Ivette), Mark (Lori); 7 Grandchildren and 12
memorial service will take place on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 3
PM at Stayton Christian Church. A private inurnment will
be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.