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3435 North 1st Avenue
TUCSON, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-888-1111
Fax: 520-888-0092
Elizabeth Griess

Elizabeth Barteck Griess

Sunday, August 15th, 1920 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Elizabeth Barteck Griess, born August 15, 1920, Elizabeth passed away on May 3, 2020. in Tucson, AZ. She grew up in the small town of Madrid, Nebraska, with her sister Mary Clare and brother Robert. Upon high school graduation she attended the University of Nebraska and graduated from Nursing School at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. This is where she met Donald F. Griess, who was a medical student at the time. After a brief courtship, he asked her to marry him and she joyfully agreed to accept his proposal. They moved to Rochester, Minnesota for Donald's Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. While living in Rochester, their son, Donald R. Griess was born. In 1948 they moved to Tucson, AZ to start their life together in Arizona. In their medical practice in Tucson, Betty served as both Office Nurse and Business Manager. Upon retirement in 1983, Betty and Don enjoyed traveling and seeing the world together with many wonderful trips.

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Donald F.Griess;and her sister, Mary Clare, both in 2003.

She is survived by her loving son, Donald R. Griess and his wife Karen.

A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at a later date, to be announced on the Abbey Funeral Chapel webpage, as it becomes available.
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Bill Cassidy

Posted at 04:35am
Dear Don and Karen, I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I always enjoyed speaking with Her and your Dad. I know first hand what a loss it is to lose one's parents, especially as an only child. I very much appreciate our friendship and am only a phone call away my friend. My sincere condolences! Your Friend, Bill Cassidy
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Salpointe Catholic High School

Posted at 05:05pm
The Salpointe Catholic High School community extends deepest sympathy to the Griess family. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.
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