Olga  Griffith

Olga Ometa Griffith

Saturday, July 18th, 1936 - Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Olga Ometa Joseph, was born on the 18th of July 1936 in Panama, Canal Zone. She was the 8th member of the marriage of George H Joseph and Lucille A Lindsay.
The family live in Gamboa, Canal Zone under the "Gold Roll-Silver Roll" law established by the U.S. government, dividing the population between U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens. Besides that situation at that time, the family was built up with a very strong faith in God, musical skills and athletic abilities. She was schooled in Gamboa Elementary School and afterward finish at La Boca High, where she developed as an athlete in track and field and softball player with her pair tied together Sister Dorothy (decease) guidance of Mr. French.
She loved and played the sport of softball so well which grant her the opportunity to become a pitch and pioneer with other Canal Zone girls to promote this sport for women in the entire nation of Panama.
After her father's retirement, they move to Panama City to the site of Rio Abajo in 1952, encountering with the Spanish having difficulty learning, but that didn't cow her to communicate and become a bilingual person. In 1964 she engages in Catholic marriage to Alfred A Griffith.
She became the #1 pitcher of the Panama Softball selection representing the national jersey in different regional and international matches.
In the Christian Catholic Church devoted to the Virgin Mary, she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church Panama City, also sang in the singing chorus, alto voice of "The Glee Club" and "The La Boca Alumni Chorus" under the leadership of Professor Emily Butcher.
Migrated to the United States of America in 1985 she worked at Burger King with sacrifice and struggle led her to pursue a career to excel and obtain the highest grade in her class that granted her a contract at the hospital and afterward worked as an Assistant Teacher in the school. As a sportswoman she played amateur Tennis and Master Bowling.
She was a member of the Ministry of Communion at Saint Catherine Catholic Church and of prayer groups until the day OUR LORD ALMIGHTY CALL HER HOME.
She had a very strong character, methodical and stern, got her to graduate her 7 children Isa P. Smith, Celia L. Holness (decease), Charles A Joseph, Keith R Griffith, Kim L Bailey, Mirtza I Smith, and Jackie (Marisel) Griffith. She created in them the best values of life and a steady belief in GOD.
She is gone leaving a task of love, peace and mercy to continue to her children, sisters and Brother Claudette, Hazel, Franck and Gloria also to her nephews, nieces, 15 grands and 23 great grands.

Olga you ran the race like Paul and now you look forward for that crown.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    St. Catherine Of Siena Catholic Church
    18125 Sherman Way
    RESEDA, CA 91335
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  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
    18115 Sherman Way
    RESEDA, CA 91335
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    Rev. Bernard Shaw-Santiago
  • Interment

    San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery
    11160 Stranwood Avenue
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  • Reception

    Odyssey Restaurant
    15600 Odyssey Drive
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