Covell Funeral Home

200 N Brownson, Kingsley, MI


Patricia Noel Griswold

July 29, 1931January 22, 2020

Patricia Griswold was born July 29, 1931 to Ivan and Allene (Rinehart) Noel. She grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa as a sweet farm girl and often shared memories of her happy childhood. Pat graduated from Drake University with honors with a BA in music.

Patricia married Arthur Lee Griswold in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 12, 1953. She had four sons in four different cities as Arthur completed his military service and education. Patricia proceeded with her love of music to be a music teacher, a leader of church choirs, and varied choral groups. She also gave private piano lessons. Pat also worked alongside her husband running a medical practice in South Lyon and then Lewiston, MI, when they were semi-retired. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a positive outlook, and was ever the optimist.

Patricia enjoyed visits to the cabin with her family and friends. She loved to snowmobile with her husband and play euchre. Patricia and Art lived in South Lyon from 1962 to 1985, and in 1985 moved to Fife Lake to build an earth-sheltered home. In retirement, she enjoyed being an English tutor to Ukrainian students, being a Red Hat, watching her sports teams, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Arthur and her sons Greg (Therese), Bryan (Chandra), Robert and Les (Jill). She has ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Another great-grandchild is on the way.

A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday, February 2, from 11am – 2pm. Location will be at Covell Funeral Home, 232 E State Street, Traverse City.


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, February 2, 2020


Patricia Noel Griswold

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Chris Burt

January 30, 2020

I have so many memories of Pat (Mrs. Griswold as I addressed her). Growing up I spent many days with the Griswold family in South Lyon and at the cabin up north. One of the 1st memories I have a child was singing in the Cherub choir at the Methodist church where she was the choir director. She was one of the kindest most understanding people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Rest in peace Mrs. Griswold, you will be in my memory forever.

Archie Webb

January 30, 2020

I remember as a boy going to doctor Griswold office and always seeing Mrs. Griswold behind the counter with her smiling face and always so caring for people that were sick. God bless you may you rest in peace.

Ciro Sampaio Siva

January 26, 2020

All my love and gratitude to this extraordinary woman and dedicated and loving mother. Mama Griswold will be in my memories and in my heart for ever and ever!
Ciro Sampaio Silva
Goiânia - Brazil

Cindy Magel

January 26, 2020

Bob and I will never forget Pat's love of life. I will never forget her calling and asking if Bear, my lab, was gone again. She said he was in the pond relaxing. Sure enough there he was. We had a belly busting laugh over it.

Deb Rodriguez

January 26, 2020

Pat and my mom along with Art and my dad becoming the best friends and neighbors ! Always looking out for each other .. truly caring people .. love and prayers to all

Anne Bernay

January 25, 2020

I took piano lessons from Mrs. Griswold for 8 years. A wonderful, sweet lady.

Vickie Fiedrich

January 25, 2020

I worked for Art & Ross in S Lyon in the early 70s. I remember the wonderful healthy lunches Pat brought to Art at "the clinic" on busy days. Deepest sympathies for your loss.

Dallas Phillips

January 24, 2020

Art and family,
Gretchen and I are sorry for your loss and have wonderful memories of Pat and you also Art. God Bless,

Dallas & Gretchen Phillips

Doug & Sharon Cutler

January 24, 2020

What good memories of Pat we have. Our children Wade and Bethany took piano lessons from her. We went to the Methodist church in South Lyon with Pat and her family plus her husband,Art, another great person, was our family doctor. Pat lived for helping others and what a blessing she was. Our love and sympathy to her family. Doug & Sharon Cutler

Bobby Fuson

January 24, 2020

I have only nice memories of her. I am so sorry for you'r loss. Bobby