Edith Lorene Lee passed away Aug. 2, 2011, in Meeker, Colo., at the age of 92, after a 10-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.She was born Dec. 28, 1918, in Maysville, Okla., to Floyd Phillip Harper and Georgia Ellen Johnson. She was one of 13 children. She is survived by one sister, Delores Allen of Hayden, Colo., and one brother, Donald (Dorothy) of Salem, Ore.She was graduated from high school in Craig, Colo. Her early childhood was spent in the Oklahoma/Texas area. Lorene was married to William Lee in Craig, Colo., on March 29, 1940. They lived in the coal mining town of Mt. Harris and later in Hayden. She worked at the Hayden Merc for many years and also at Merit Drug. She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and quilting and spending time with family.She is survived by two daughters, Marlyn Ary (Bob, deceased) of Meeker and Barbara Kowach (Jim) of Craig, Colo; five grandchildren, Robert Ary, Brenda (Frank) Green, Eugene (Arwyn) Ary, Scott Sis and Matt (Stacy) Sis; four step-grandchildren, Jimmy (Laura) Kowach, Rodney (Karen) Kowach, CJ Kowach and Shyanne (Aaron) Peterson; seven great-grandchildren, Tim Green, Amanda (Whitney) Anderson, Robert (Alex) Ary, Misty (Joe) Rippy, Max and Sam Ary and Grant Sis; seven step-great-grandchildren, Brianna, Mariah, Ben and Sam Kowach, Taylor Ovenden, Kylee and Lucas Peterson; three great-great-granddaughters, Hayley and Jenna Rippy and Charlee Ary; three step-great-great granddaughters, Victoria, Laynee and Kassandra Simth and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at the Hayden Congregational Church with Janet Babish officiating. Interment followed in the Hayden Cemetery next to Edith’s late husband William.
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