Official Obituary of

Ila Kaye (Coles) Griffin

February 7, 1944 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Ila Griffin Obituary

On February 15, 2024, Ila Kaye Griffin, our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother lost her life in a tragic car accident along with her cherished granddaughter Katie Griffin. We are comforted knowing she is now in the arms of her Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ. Her love and spirit continue to dwell among her family and friends at this time of grieving. We find solace in knowing Ila Kaye and Katie went hand in hand together as best friends.

Ila Kaye was born on February 7, 1944, in Ogden Utah to Fred and Eldora Coles. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, William Griffin, her three children Bryan Newton, Nicole Eason (Jim) and Joshua Griffin (Christina). Grandchildren Austen, Hunter, Brynlee and Dallin Newton, Hannah, Porter (Maggie), Claire and Trinity Eason. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth O’Brien (Rick). Ila Kaye is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Eldora Coles, and sister Sue Harvey (Harry).

Ila Kaye enjoyed helping young people discover the passion for learning. This was her true joy in life, whether it was teaching and sharing her beautiful love of music or touching the lives of young adults in school and seminary class. She was the consummate teacher while being an educator for over 55 years.

 Ila Kaye had a compassionate spirit always assisting others and lifting their burdens in times of need.

A visitation with the family will be Friday March 1, at the Ronan Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be Saturday March 2, at 1:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ronan Montana. Interment will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in St. Ignatius Montana.

We will long for your beautiful playing of the harp and piano until we meet again. “Be Still My Soul” Psalms 46:10,11

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ila Kaye (Coles) Griffin, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Ila Kaye (Coles) Griffin?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Ila's memory.


March 1, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
Ronan Montana


© 2024 Foster Funeral Home & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility