Jacquelin Carter Griffin passed away peacefully at home on August 14, 2023 at the age of 91. She was born February 16, 1932 to June Fjeld and Fred Clinger Carter in Lehi, Utah. She graduated from American Fork High School. Married Glen Werner in 1950 and to that union were born 3 children: Carl, Sharon, and Scott. Later divorced. She was blessed by her mother and kind stepfather Rulon Nicholes as she raised her young children. Jackie met Richard K. Griffin while working for UDOT and courted for 6 years. Their first date was a fishing trip to Strawberry Reservoir with Jackie and all the children. She knew he was a gem with such a demonstration of love and inclusiveness. Richard and Jackie married in Las Vegas on August 22, 1968, moved to Cedar City, UT and had 2 additional children: Catherine and Teresa. Together, Jackie and Richard nurtured their 5 children and led them on a myriad of adventures. Jackie and Richard were fortunate to be able to have their grandson Bryce in their home in his early years and treasured their time with him. Jackie considered each of her family members a cherished gift and rejoiced in their visits and accomplishments. \n\nJackie continued her education and graduated from Southern Utah State College with a degree in English in 1982. She was a skilled writer who shared her love and ideas through letters, poetry, and essays. She even wrote several children’s books telling tales of the animals that came to visit their forested home. Jackie freely gave service to others, delivering garden produce to neighbors, hostessing at the Shakespearean Festival, judging writing and poetry contests, and sharing her musical talents. She could always be found singing, humming, or leading a song that was playing in her mind. She was a valiant follower of Jesus Christ with an exemplary testimony of our Savior. \n\nSurvived by her loving husband of nearly 55 years Richard K. Griffin, children Scott (Vicki) Werner of Washington, UT, Catherine (Roger) Hill of Washington, UT, and Teresa Griffin (Ron) of Cedar City, UT, and a loving covey of grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear sister Annette Lambson of Yuma, CA, and her brother Dan Carter of Seattle, WA. She was preceded in death by her son Carl, daughter Sharon, and great grandchild Knox Werner. \n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, August 26th, with viewing at 1:00pm and Funeral Mass at 2:00pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 690 Cove Drive, Cedar City, UT. Interment will follow at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Livestream of the service may be viewed, and online condolences left at www.mortuary.org. Many thanks to Dr. Todd Garrett for his compassionate and exceptional care.