Kimi Rene McElroy – Griffin, 65, passed away at home in Deary ID on Monday November 28, 2022. Kimi was born on March 26, 1957 in Santa Monica California. After graduating, she moved with Family to Coeur d’Alene ID in 1978. Soon after arriving, she started work at General Telephone/Verizon where she stayed for 30 years. She started as a telephone operator in Coeur d’Alene ID; she was later re-assigned to Moscow ID for a secretarial position; she ended her career as the supply shop manager before retiring in 2011.
She had many hobbies of which included quilting, crocheting, making stained glass, reading and watching old movies. She enjoyed baking; making beautiful trays of cookies and goodies for family at the holidays, Christmas being her favorite time. She also loved all animals big and small; she had many cats, dogs, horses, mini ponies & even two teams of draft horses. She was an avid supported of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and tried to never miss a game.
Kimi meet the love of her life David Griffin in 1995 and they have been together ever since at their home in Deary. They both enjoyed many activities together: riding and driving horses, antiquing, and ice fishing were a few of their favorites.
Kimi was a wonderful and caring person who leaves behind family, friends and her beloved critters. We all will miss her dearly. She is survived by her longtime partner David Griffin, Stepdaughter Julie White and husband David of Moscow ID. Sister Judy Humlick & husband David of Hayden Lake, ID. Sister Beverly Hamack of Coeur d’Alene, ID. Her parents Elsie & Willard McElroy precede her in death along with 3 Brothers: Randy, Darryl, and Brad.
Kimi’s funeral will be Tuesday December 6 at 11 am in the Deary Community Bible Church of Deary, 4981 Hwy 8 Deary, ID. Arrangements are with Kramer Funeral home in Palouse WA.
If so desired instead of flowers please donate to the Humane Society of the Palouse in Moscow ID.
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