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Sylvia Gail Griffin

December 13, 1935 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

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Sylvia Gail Griffin died February 2, 2024 in Boise, ID. She was born December 13, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Archie Griffin and Margurite Johnson.
In 1955, she received her A.A. degree in education from Boise Junior College; in 1957, B.A. degree in education from Brigham Young University; and in 1967, her M.Ed. degree from Brigham Young University.
From 1959 to 1961 she served in the West Spanish-American Mission for the LDS Church.
Sylvia taught school for 41 years in the Boise School District and was an advisor on dyslexia for the Scottish Rite Masons of Idaho. She was also a reading consultant for the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She is listed in Who's Who in Education, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. She developed techniques for teaching dyslexics that have been used in other countries and is the author of The Short Story of Vowels. She was a member of AAUW and Alpha Delta Kappa.
She was a member of the Actors' Guild, assistant musical director for The Academy of Theatrical Arts, and belonged to St. Stephen's Community Theatre. She sang in Music Week productions and with the Boise Opera Company. She composed both words and music for The Second Coming and Progression, both written for church choir with string quartet and organ accompaniment. She is the author of three fictional horror novels: The Little Black Schoolhouse, Hellside Elementary School, Reading, Righting, and Revenge, two science fiction novels: terraspace.orb, and iEarth. She also wrote a novella: Hand of a Woman. She wrote two comedies for the stage: a play Memorandum: Murder with music written by her brother Mark Griffin and a musical Once Upon a Trial or Storybook Scandals with the music also by Mark Griffin.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Archie Griffin and Marguerite Johnson Griffin, her brothers: Peter Dale Griffin and Archie Duane Griffin, her sister Gloria Jean Griffin, and her sister-in-laws Dorothy Ruth Bishop Griffin (Mrs. Archie Duane Griffin), Betty Lou Fleming (Mrs. Joseph Mark Griffin).
She is survived by her brother Joseph Mark Griffin (brother) and niece and nephew Mindi Gowers and Darren Griffin as well as their spouses, children and grandchildren. 
 


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Dry Creek Cemetery
9600 Hill Road
Boise, ID 83714

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