Joan Dayhoff Griffith Kling, age 87, died on May 25th, 2023. Her parents, Marvin and Mildred Dayhoff and her brother, Bruce, pre-deceased her, as well as her first husband, Richard P. Griffith.
Joan leaves behind her adored husband of 47 years, Louis Charles Kling, four children, Richard, Candace, Randal, and Cynthia and one step-son, Gary. Joan had ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Joan was born at her grandparents' home in Longmont, Colorado. At age 9, her family moved to Jamestown, CO and at age 11, the family moved to Boulder, CO. She graduated from Boulder High in 1953. She attended college in Rockford, Illinois.
She worked as a medical executive secretary during the last 15 years of her working life, with the chief of staff at St. Anthony's Hospital. She loved to travel, read, listen to music, garden, and write short stories.
Joan was much loved and will be sorely missed.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undo grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now; He set me free.