In Memory

Trudy Kay Griffin

Trudy Kay Griffin was born April 10, 1947 in Las Vegas, the only child of parents William Prescott and Justine Mazelle (Gregg) Griffin, formerly of Amarillo, TX, who had moved to Las Vegas about 1945.

Trudy graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1965, where she was an honor roll student, earning a life membership in National Honor Society.  She was a member of the LVHS Rhythmettes, and also a member of the local chapter of the Order of Rainbow for Girls.  She was active in the First United Methodist Church, where her mother taught Sunday School.

Trudy met a very untimely death on June 14, 1967, at age 20.  She was returning home from a Rainbow Girls event in Reno with her friend and high school classmate, Susan Botsford, when an auto accident took her life near Tonopah, Nevada.  She had completed two years' study at University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

She was survived by her parents and a large family of aunts, uncles, and cousins in Las Vegas and Texas.  She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas.

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05/04/15 04:43 AM #1    

Robert Martin

I remember attending Trudy’s funeral and feeling the numbing
realisation that someone so vibrant, optimistic and alive could be
taken from us so quickly.  Her mother and many classmates were
so inconsolable.  It was an early lesson that our contemporaries could
indeed disappear.   I was not a particularly close friend of Trudy’s, but
her infectious smile, her humour and kindness still linger in my memory.  
Her funeral was the last time that I saw most of my classmates.  How time
does pass. 

05/05/15 11:25 AM #2    

Linda Buckley (Martin)

I also remember attending Trudy's funeral.  It seemed so unreal.  My mother and Trudy's mother worked together at the JCPenney's on 6th and Fremont.  She was their only child - if I remember correctly.  It was very, very sad.

05/06/15 01:12 AM #3    

Alex Sais (Maton)

She was one of the nicest persons. Very smart too. I was stunned when I went to a class reunion and found out about her untimely death. The world lost a great person. Sadly, Alex Sais Maton

08/09/15 03:19 PM #4    

Judy Dennison

Review Journal, spring 1965.  Photo of Trudy and Joan Dredge.  Backdrop guys, too.  

09/23/15 06:04 PM #5    

Melanie Trunkey (Camp)

Trudy was my best friend throughout grade school...we competed, we played and we talked about the future. i was devastated when I learned of her accident.I kept in touch with her parents for a time. She was an only child. I still think of her often.

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