Tom Griggs

Thomas L. Griggs, age 66, born January 3, 1954, to Allard and Alice (Traphagen) Griggs in Roswell, NM. Tom passed away on April 15, 2020. Tom was the first of three sons.

Tom graduated from Billings West High School, then attended Billings VoTech, earning his degree for structural drafting (detailing). He worked for Northland Steel, Stanley Structures, Anderson Steel, United Prestress, Teton Steel, HDR and retired from ECI (Electrical Consultants Inc).

On June 10, 1980, he married Lorena Kane, also welcoming son Tim into his family.

Tom was an avid motorcycle rider in his younger days, as well as an active member of Rainmakers Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed pistol and rifle shooting, as well as hand loading his own ammunition. He was a former member of Glass Reunion Corvette Club, attending many of their cruises. The past several years, his favorite pastime was camping with his wife and faithful Labrador, Molly, at his acre of paradise in Roscoe.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Allard; grandparents Orville and Eunice Griggs, and Thomas and Betty Traphagen; uncle and aunt Lloyd and Wanda (Eunice) Lippman; Aunt Liz Allen; and his father and mother-in-law Joe and Sally Kane.

Tom is survived by his mother, Alice Griggs; wife Lorena “Renie” Griggs; son Tim (Halyn) Griggs, children Laelyn and Steyr; brothers James (Suzanne) Griggs, son Ben; Robert (Tammy) Griggs, daughter Alicia; brothers-in-law John (Allyson) Kane, children Chance and Garrett, Clifford (Thea) Kane, Ron Kane; sisters-in-law Donna Huckins, children David and Earline, Kathy (Mike) Shannon, children Shiloh, Travis, Josh, Stephanie.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Word of Life Fellowship, 1737 King Ave. W., in Billings.

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