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Dare Whitney Griffith

05/02/1938 - 01/27/2019
Service Date: 02/02/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 925 North Harris, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 02/01/2019
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Kearny Memorial Cemetery, Kearny, Arizona

Born in Salt Lake City on May 2, 1938.  His family lived in Lake Point at the time in a small house his father had built.  Dare and his family moved to Hayden, Arizona in July of 1942.  It was in Hayden that he met the love of his life, Glenda Sue Hill.  They were High School sweethearts who celebrated 60 years of marriage on November 30th, 2018.  They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa, AZ. Temple on November 30th, 1959.  In Dare’s own words he states that  “It was a very special time for us.  When I came out of the Temple I knew that everything about the Church was true and that Glenda and I were as one for all Eternity and that my family would be the single most important thing I would ever have.”


In July of 1965 Dare and Glenda moved to the east side of Tucson, AZ   They lived in Tucson until 1988, when they relocated  to  Mesa AZ.  While in Tucson Dare was very involved the scouting program.  He was awarded the Silver Beaver award which is one of the highest achievements in Scouting. He also won an award for being one of the top 50 troops in the USA.  He was influential in many young men’s lives.


Dare is survived by his loving wife Glenda and together they  happily raised 11 children.   Leslie Dare (Stacey), Janet Clark (Scott), Byron Ray (Kathi), Sherri Lynn, Robert Whitney (Angelina), Caren Louise, Shannon Crapse (Joshua),Tami Lynette, Latricia Lorraine, Travon H. Griffith.  Dare was preceded in death by his son Bradley Dean, and daughters Carol Ann, and LaNae.  Dare has been blessed with 25 Grand Children and 27 Great Grand Children.


Funeral services will be held  Saturday, February 2, At 10:00 a.m at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 925 N. Harris in Mesa, AZ 85203


  • Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

  • I got to know Dare pretty well. As my scout leader then as my bishop. A great man that will be missed. My prayers are with your family.

  • I got to know Dare as a neighbor and a member of our ward. Either way I always enjoyed visiting with him about any subject that was on his or my mind. He was kind about taking time to visit and being a fruend.

  • Warren Dennis Crapse

    Shannon, So sorry to hear about your dad.

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