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Beth Griggs

December 28, 1918 — October 27, 2018

Beth Ferguson Griggs died on October 27, 2018. She was born December 28, 1918 in Rockwall, Texas to Roy and Eloise Smith Ferguson. She graduated from Greenville High School and attended one year of college at Wesley Junior College in Greenville. Beth graduated from the University of Texas in 1939 and received a BS in Library Science from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas in August of 1942.

Beth came to West Columbia in 1941 to serve as librarian in the high school. She married Hall W. Griggs in 1945 and has lived in West Columbia since then, moving temporarily to Carriage Inn in Lake Jackson several years ago.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Columbia United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Kethley officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews, Greg Laughlin, Mike Laughlin, John Laughlin, Charles Laughlin, Scott Ferguson, and Carol Klingemann; her grandson, Blake Griggs; grandson-in-law, Jared Ledet; and oldest grandson, Pierce Ledet.

Beth is survived by her son, Hall Wesley Griggs, Jr. and wife, Suzanne Borel Griggs; daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Griggs Davison and husband, Robert Davison, and their daughters, Kristine Davison Morgan and Kelly Davison Gould; two grandchildren, Blake Wesley Griggs and wife, Vivian Michelle Griggs, and Courtney Elizabeth Ledet and husband, Jared Ledet; along with five great-grandchildren, Asa Wesley Griggs III, Pierce Wesley Ledet, Jack Wesley Ledet, Hayes Wesley Ledet, and Grace Elizabeth Ledet.

Hall and Beth Griggs shared an interest in the history of Brazoria County, and jointly worked on many projects to preserve that history - building the replica of the first capitol in West Columbia, and establishing a County Historical Museum in Angleton, Texas, where Beth served as the first president. For several years Beth Griggs served as president of the First Capitol Historical Foundation, the organization that maintains the Ammon Underwood House as a museum, produced the DVD "Story of a River", and published the book, Historic East Columbia on the Brazos. She also served on the planning committee for the Capitol of Texas Park in West Columbia. She was also a member of Columbia United Methodist Church.

Beth requested that no flowers to be sent. Please send donations in her name to Columbia United Methodist Church, 315 S. 16th St. West Columbia, Texas 77486, or to the Brazoria County Historical Museum, 100 E. Cedar Angleton, Texas 77515.

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Visitation
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:00 PM 10/30/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/30/2018 7:00:00 PM
Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia

634 S. Columbia Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia
634 S. Columbia Drive West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Service
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
10:30 AM 10/31/2018 10:30:00 AM
Columbia United Methodist Church

315 S. 16th Street
West Columbia, TX 77486

Columbia United Methodist Church
315 S. 16th Street West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Location

Columbia Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Columbia, TX 77486

West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Memorial Contribution

Brazoria County Historical Museum
100 E. Cedar
Angleton, TX 77515
Columbia United Methodist Church
315 S. 16th Street
West Columbia, TX 77486
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