Jeannette M. Lee


(May 20, 2004)

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for Jeannette M. Lee, 86, who died Wednesday evening, May 12 at the Powell Valley Care Center, hospice care unit.

Wake services will be Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home. Private burial of cremains will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.

She was born April 29, 1918, in Salmon, Idaho, daughter of Frank C. and Marie H. (Crowley) Miller. She attended public schools in Salmon and then attended Idaho State University at Pocatello where she received her B.S. degree in education. She then taught at a country school for one year. The next three years she taught in the Salmon, Idaho, public schools. Later, she attended Kinman Business College in Spokane, Wash.

She married Weldon R. Lee in Salmon on July 31, 1944. For two years they lived in Pullman, Wash., where he received his degree in veterinary medicine at Washington State University. She worked in the accounting department at the college.

They moved to Salmon, Idaho, for two years, then moved to Powell where she lived until her death. She was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church and for several years was active in the Altar Society and Saint Mary's Circle. She was president of the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary for one year and a life member of the Powell Benevolent Order of Does #187. For many years she was active in helping her husband, Dr. W.R. Lee, at the veterinary clinic. She was an avid gardener.

Survivors include her son, James Lee and two granddaughters, Jennifer Lee and Andrea Lee, all of Great Falls, Mont.; several nieces and one nephew; one sister-in-law, Fay Miller, of Pocatello, Idaho; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Marie; and one son, Raymond.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Barbara's Poor or the charity of choice.