Duane Gray Griffith died June 14 in Moab, Utah. He was 50.
Duane was born in Denver January 16, 1950, to Lee and B.J. Griffith.
Duane was active in Boy Scouting in his youth and was instrumental in the development of scouting camps in the Colorado Rockies.
Duane graduated from Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs in 1969 and attended Arapahoe Junior College in Littleton where he fine-tuned his mechanical and welding skills.
After moving to Steamboat Springs he worked at the Texaco station until he was able to open his own shop, Gray Automotive. He operated the business until 1991 when he moved to Moab, Utah.
In Utah, Duane joined his brother Ron in Griffith Production Services, where his talents took him into a career as a grip. He worked on more than 150 commercials on over a dozen movies, such as "City Slickers II" and "Independence Day."
Duane enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and riding dirt bikes.
He is survived by his parents, Lee and B.J., of Moab; his wife, Margaret, of Moab; two daughters, Christi Lynn and Stephanie Anne of Moab; a sister, Sheri Boyle of Moab; two brothers, Mark, of Moab and Ron of Killingsworth, Conn.; two nephews and a niece.