Alma Elizabeth Griffin

June 18, 1918May 13, 2015

Alma Elizabeth Griffin a resident of Fresno and a retired clerk for Knottsberry Farm passed away on May 13, 2015 at the age of 96. She was born on June 18, 1918 Fresno, California to John and Mary Newington.

She is survived by her daughters Patty Jacobsen of Oregon, Marilyn Reed of Riverside, CA, Sharon Del-Bono of Fresno, and her step-daughters Diane Warlick and Mary Scott both of Riverside. Alma also leaves behind her 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. Graveside Service will be held at Fresno Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Jennifer Hollesen

May 20, 2015

HI Beautiful! (Now you would chuckle, and say "oh suuure") I know it has taken me some time to write to you, just haven't found the right words that I feel in my heart. You and I became closer after my divorce, you would call me and we would spend hours just having girl talk. You made me realize so many wonderful joys that I had to look forward to. I remember you told me to just go out and be myself and love will find me. You were right! I still remember when I brought him to meet you, you told me he is my forever. I will miss your quick wit and feisty attitude, I think all of us girls learned this from you. I could keep typing to you forever, but know I must not. I know you are smiling down on all of your loved ones, while having one fantastic welcome home party in Heaven. I know you will visit soon in your own way, and I will be waiting. Until we meet again, I Love you sweetheart!

Cindy McNulty

May 17, 2015

Dear Grandma Alma...I miss you! So sorry I didn't get to say goodbye. As a little girl I used to think you where the meanest grandma ever. Bossy to no end. Always telling us where to sit and to be quiet. As I got older and you got softer things all made more sense to me. I miss all the advise you and grandpa used to give me. The long talks at the kitchen table. You made me feel so special. Making a point of coming to both my weddings without any judgement and accepting me for who I am! I so miss you and Marilyn making surprise visits to me while I was at work. I will miss you so much. I love you! RIP Grandma Alma...Until we see each other again! xoxo Love Cindy

Paula Hollesen

May 16, 2015

I am so sorry for your heart breaks for you all...Alma you are such a beautiful women inside and out...I am so glad that I got to know you and spend special holidays with you!! You are missed and loved by so you Alma
Always in our Hearts on our minds and NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN!!!
R.I.P. beautiful

Crystal Reed

May 16, 2015

Your were a wonderful lady. It was a pleasure to know u. RIP

Wanda Horrell

May 16, 2015

It was such a pleasure to know you. I know you are dancing in heaven with your husband and loved ones who proceeded you in death. I'll miss our Christmas get together. My condolences to Sharon, Sandy and the rest of the family. You will be missed by all.

Shadow Hollesen

May 16, 2015

R.I.P. Alma, you will be missed. I'm am doing my best to take care of your granddaughter Jennifer during this time.