Nickie Jo Griffin

Nickie Jo Griffin, 69, of St. Maries, Idaho, passed away October 15, 2020 in St. Maries. She was born March 14, 1951 in Spokane, Washington. Nickie was the daughter of Earnest and Frances Estell.

She grew up in western Washington and attended school there. She married James Adkins who was later killed in the Vietnam War. Nickie married Michael Griffin and together they had two children, Lon and Brandi. They later divorced. Michael was a military man and during their marriage they lived in Germany, Oklahoma and Montana. Nickie moved to St. Maries five years ago. She was primarily a homemaker.

Nickie enjoyed collecting dolls, putting puzzles together and word search puzzles. She loved to dance, especially the jitterbug. She loved her children, family and her beloved feline companion Oreo.

Nickie is survived by her children Lon Griffin of Dallas, Texas and Brandi Bryant (Todd) of Radcliff, Kentucky; sisters Carolyn (Del) Kellogg of Puyallup, Washington and Beverly (Norman) Burch of St. Maries; brother Ron (Dianne) Estell of Tacoma, Washington.

She is also surved by her grandchildren: Mackenzie Bryant Shreve, Griffin Bryant, Jeremiah Griffin, Donovan Griffin and Aaron Mykins and two great-grandchildren: Tristan James and Emry Leigh. And she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Nickie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Adkins, son David Mykins, and her sister Sharon Davis.

A family memorial service will be in the spring.

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