Kimberly Taub Griffin
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Kimberly Taub Griffin
  • April 3, 1980 - December 29, 2017
  • Surprise, Arizona

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Kimberly T. Griffin, 37, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away December 29, 2017. She was born April 3, 1980 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Kim is survived by her parents: mother Tracy Fazekas and step-father and trusted caregiver Carl Fazekas, and father Kenneth Griffin and step-mother Joellen Griffin; sister Kelly Griffin; step-sisters: Elizabeth (Joel) Cavallo, Faith (Jason) Fazekas-Ray, and Kristy Fazekas; step-brother Kevin Milletary; grandmothers: Hulda T. Griffin, Boots (Bobby) Covert, and Donna Harman; and beloved companion and best friend Bruno. Kimberly had an extensive extended family and leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by grandfather's Kenneth Griffin and Thomas Harman; grandparents Mutti & Bob Stoffregen; very special aunt Tracy Griffin; and step-brother Matthew Milletary.
8 years ago we were blessed with a miracle that saved her life and gave us more time with her. We were blessed again with another miracle that took her life peacefully and with family by her side. There will never be another person quite like her. Kimberly was an amazing, unique and complicated soul. She graduated from Indiana University not once but twice, with Bachelor's degrees in Public Health Administration and Science in Nursing. While at IU, she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Upon graduating for the second time, she became a Cardiac Critical Care Nurse in Phoenix, AZ, a profession that she loved dearly.
Her favorite things in life were many, but included her dog Bruno, any and all movies which she could quote verbatim, watching the Arizona Diamondbacks with her mother and step-father, and music. She especially loved the Purple Rain album and Stevie Nicks, although she knew the lyrics to just about any song that you could play.
A spirited red-head known for her evil eye as a small child and her sweet and caring nature as an adult, Kimberly touched the lives of all that knew her. In her final months she traveled to her hometown of Chesterton, IN where she was able to meet her newest niece, Emmeline, and visit for a final time with family. Despite the challenges that she faced in the last years of her life, she kept her sense of humor and was always ready with a polite word and smile for everyone that she encountered. Although we will forever miss her, we were so blessed to have the time that we did with her and we will carry our memories of her in our hearts.