Nov 152013

Kenneth Ray Lee Sr. of Holbrook peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the American Legion Hall, located at 290 E. Iowa St. in Holbrook.
He was born to John H. “Jack” Lee and Virginia Lawson on Oct. 10, 1940, in Phoenix, but was raised by his father and stepmother, Evelyn “Sammy” Lee. 

Ken was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served two tours in Vietnam where he was stationed on a Medivac ship and earned many accommodations. Following his time in the service Ken was honorably discharged and returned to the United States. 

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and spend time by a quiet lake or stream. He enjoyed hiking and “moseying” around, finding arrowheads and bottles with his dogs. He was a lover of all kinds of animal, and enjoyed feeding the birds and especially spending time any way he could with his four-legged companions. He truly loved the White Mountains and considered it the most beautiful place in the world. 

An avid card player, he loved cribbage and enjoyed collecting stamps.
During the most recent years of Ken’s life he was actively trying to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was extremely important to him and he was looking forward to the day he was to be baptized. 

Survivors include his son, Kenneth Ray Lee Jr. (Ferna) of Bloomfield, N.M.; his daughter, Denise Roberts (John) of Fremont, Calif.; six grandchildren, Rafael A. White (Erma), Charlotte Purley, Tiffany Purley and Olivia Lee, all of Bloomfield, and Kyle Roberts and Nicole Roberts, both of Fremont; three great-grandchildren, Amy Bitanny, Ethan White and Harvey Chavez; three brothers, Jack Lee of Winslow, Richard “Snick” Lee of Prescott and Ray Preston of Crownpoint, N.M.; and many extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. “Jack” and Evelyn “Sammy” Lee.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.