OBITUARY

Jeanine M. Griggs

March 11, 1942April 10, 2018
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Jeanine Meinecke Griggs, 76, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born on March 11, 1942 in Plainview, Texas to Myrl and Truman Meinecke. She attended Highland Elementary, Ash Junior High, and was a proud member of the Plainview High School Band.

Music was always a huge part of her life, and she met her soon-to-be husband, Wayne W. Griggs, at band camp in 1958. They were married in the chapel at West Texas State University in 1959 and remained devoted to one another for 58 years. Jeanine attended West Texas State University and Texas Tech University and majored in piano pedagogy. For most of her professional career, she taught piano in Amarillo, Texas and was a 35-year member of the American and Texas Music Teachers’ Associations. Jeanine wrote arrangements for piano ensembles and led students to perform across the state. Although she would go on to succeed in many other areas of life, teaching was her heart, and many of her students became like family to the Griggs’.

After teaching, Jeanine went on to become a successful farmer and rancher. She was proud owner of the Flying M Ranch in Stead, NM, and had properties in Olton and Falls County, Texas. Jeanine was co-founder of Founders Vision Republican Women and Republican Women’s PAC and worked to help elect conservative legislators and fight for traditional values and for the rights of the unborn. Over the years Jeanine was recognized for her work by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Travis County Republican Party, and the Republican Party of Texas, being named Volunteer of the Year in 1997.

Above all else, Jeanine was a devoted Christian and loving mother, wife, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Griggs, of Pflugerville, Texas; daughters Evona Hartzell of Nicholasville, KY and Devora Griggs of San Antonio, Texas; sister Betty Sue Boyd of Warr Acres, OK; grandchildren David and Elessa Hartzell of Nicholasville, KY, and great-grandson Devon Ward, also of Nicholasville. Her legacy of love lives on through her children, grandchildren, and through the work of charities dear to her heart.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. Interment will be immediately after the service. Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends. Jeanine loved gardening, and flowers are always beautiful and appreciated. Memorial contributions in Jeanine’s name may also be made to her preferred charity, Compassion International at compassion.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her husband, Wayne Griggs, of Pflugerville, Texas; daughters Evona Hartzell of Nicholasville, KY and Devora Griggs of San Antonio, Texas; sister Betty Sue Boyd of Warr Acres, OK; grandchildren David and Elessa Hartzell of Nicholasville, KY, and great-grandson Devon Ward, also of Nicholasville.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kendall Blythe
  • Keith Boyd
  • Pat Davis
  • Mark Kuykendall
  • Clifton Martin
  • James Randall

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Biography

Jeanine Meinecke Griggs, 76, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born on March 11, 1942 in Plainview, Texas to Myrl and Truman Meinecke. She attended Highland Elementary, Ash Junior High, and was a proud member of the Plainview High School Band.

Music was always a huge part of her life, and she met her soon-to-be husband, Wayne W. Griggs, at band camp in 1958. They were married in the chapel at West Texas State University in 1959 and remained devoted to one another for 58 years. Jeanine attended West Texas State University and Texas Tech University and majored in piano pedagogy. For most of her professional career, she taught piano in Amarillo, Texas and was a 35-year member of the American and Texas Music Teachers’ Associations. Jeanine wrote arrangements for piano ensembles and led students to perform across the state. Although she would go on to succeed in many other areas of life, teaching was her heart, and many of her students became like family to the Griggs’.

After teaching, Jeanine went on to become a successful farmer and rancher. She was proud owner of the Flying M Ranch in Stead, NM, and had properties in Olton and Falls County, Texas. Jeanine was co-founder of Founders Vision Republican Women and Republican Women’s PAC and worked to help elect conservative legislators and fight for traditional values and for the rights of the unborn. Over the years Jeanine was recognized for her work by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Travis County Republican Party, and the Republican Party of Texas, being named Volunteer of the Year in 1997.

Above all else, Jeanine was a devoted Christian and loving mother, wife, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Griggs, of Pflugerville, Texas; daughters Evona Hartzell of Nicholasville, KY and Devora Griggs of San Antonio, Texas; sister Betty Sue Boyd of Warr Acres, OK; grandchildren David and Elessa Hartzell of Nicholasville, KY, and great-grandson Devon Ward, also of Nicholasville. Her legacy of love lives on through her children, grandchildren, and through the work of charities dear to her heart.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. Interment will be immediately after the service. Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends. Jeanine loved gardening, and flowers are always beautiful and appreciated. Memorial contributions in Jeanine’s name may also be made to her preferred charity, Compassion International at compassion.com.