Suzann Carleen Griffith Hinkley, age 58, of Baker City, Oregon passed away on May 16, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery following the service. Friends are invited join the family for a reception at the Baker United Methodist Church following the interment.
Sue was born on May 2, 1961 to Ira and Carleen Griffith in Baker City, Oregon. She graduated from Baker High School in 1979 and attended ITT Institute in Boise, Idaho. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service and Mitchel, Guyer and Lindley.
She married Milo Hinkley on October 24, 1981 and with him supported a home for troubled kids of which she loved deeply and after several years had to change plans because of personal health reasons. She amazed all that met her in her struggle with MS, keeping a loving and positive attitude and a smile on her face she would say “I take it one day, one minute or one second at a time and that will get me through”. She will be missed by all the wonderful care givers that treated her so well through the years and the family is profoundly grateful for them.
Sue loved to swim, camp, and hang out with family and friends. She was a member of the Baker City United Methodist Church and the Esther Chapter of Rainbow for Girls.
Survivors include her mother, Carleen Griffith of Baker City, Oregon; brothers, Kevin Griffith, Scott (Donna) Griffith of Baker City, Oregon; and Lawrence (Catherine) Griffith of Vanderpool, Texas; aunt, Gail Cook of Portland, Oregon; and a huge array of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving father, Ira C. Griffith; brother, David Griffith; aunts, Betty Holden Allen and Phyllis Wilcox; and uncle, George E. Cook; as well as numerous grandparents and family.
Memorial contributions in memory of Sue can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Baker United Methodist Church through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.