Richard Carol Griffith â€“ 83, passed away at home early Sunday morning July 24, 2016, it had only been 34 days since his wife Helen's passing. Richard was born in Tucson, AZ. to Charles Albert Griffith and Clara Walker Griffith. He was raised in Tooele. He survived Scarlet Fever and Red measles as a child and graduated from Tooele High School in 1951. He married Helen Gayle Howell on November 2, 1956, in Elko, NV. This year would have marked their 60th anniversary. Their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Temple on May 17, 2008. They lived in SLC, UT where they raised three sons. Richard started working at the age of 17 for International Smelting and Refining Co. a Division of Anaconda in Tooele. He also worked for Deseret Chemical Co. as a Regional Sales Rep. within the intermountain states. Richard later started working for the DoD at Tooele Army Depot as a Logistics Management Analyst. He later worked in the data center at Fort Douglas. He was working at Ogden Defense Depot when he got a position working for the DoD Dependent schools. Rich and Helen where able to live in Panama and Wiesbaden, Germany. This gave them the opportunity to travel Europe and see the world which they both loved. Richard retired from Federal Civil Service in 1993. Richard was stationed in Seoul, South Korea during the Korean War assigned to Headquarters 8th Army. He attended the University of Utah for 2 years and Utah State University for 1 year. Richard was proceeded in death by his wife Helen. He was the last of his immediate family, proceeded by his mother, father, brothers Charles Albert Griffith and Steven Walker Griffith. He is survived by his sons, David Richard (Laurel Dokos) Griffith (West Valley City), Paul Albert Griffith (Grantsville), and Robert John (Maria) Griffith (Layton). Five grandchildren, Chalise (Chad) Wall (South Jordan), Lindsay Griffith (SLC), Brittany Griffith (Layton), Alex Griffith (West Valley City) and Colin Griffith (West Valley City); Two great-grandchildren, Ryder Wall and Alayna Griffith, and one on the way; Many nieces and nephews who all loved him and will miss him dearly. Viewing will be, Saturday July 30, 2016, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tooele 1st Ward/Stake Center, 253 S. 200 E., Tooele, UT. Funeral will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery immediately following the funeral. The family would like to especially thank Visiting Angels and his care provider Mindi Harley who gave the entire family support. She stayed after Helen's passing to take care of Richard. As with Helen, Mindi never left his side during the last days of his life.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Carol Griffith please visit our Sympathy Store.