Enid Frances Larson Griffin, 86, a lifelong resident of St. Anthony Park, died Jan. 16.
Enid was proud to reside at the 1928 home built by her parents, growing up and living the majority of her life in St. Anthony Park.
She was a student at Gutterson Elementary School and graduated from Murray High School in 1947. Enid attended Yankton College in South Dakota and spent time in Germany working to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure damage suffered during World War II.
Politically active, Enid championed the fight for the disenfranchised, working women, home midwifery and much more. Enid extensively worked within local county and state social services, taking great pride in her brief service as a prison chaplain for the Ramsey County Jail. She was active in the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Sons of Norway and St. David’s Society.
She was preceded in death by her most loving and patient husband of more than 60 years, Russell.
Enid is survived by four daughters, Fran (Dan) Bebernes, Bonnie (Rick) Shoebottom, Millie (Brian) Webb and Lu Griffin (Mike Hesano); four sons, Al (Nancy), Glenn (Cheryl), Jim (Jenna) and Ben (Stephanie Hughes); 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 610 W 28th St., Minneapolis.
I also will miss Enid. She helped keep the peace in a situation where peace was hard to come by.
Enid was a close friend of mine for many years. She will be missed.