|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2010|
Wendell Ray Lee
Wendell Ray Lee, 84, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anita Lee; his two sons, Tommy Ryan Lee and Terry Donald Lee; his grandchildren, Ryan, Joseph, Amanda, David, and Jackie, and by his great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Jeanne Ross.
Wendell was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Genevieve and Lawrence Lee. He graduated from Pauls Valley High School in 1942 and attended Oklahoma State University before joining the Army in 1943. He served 20 years on active duty in the United States Air Force.
He flew 23 missions with the 8th Air Force over Europe and returned home to marry Anita Calkins, the love of his life. He went on to serve in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). His service decorations include the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal with two bronze service stars, European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
After his retirement from Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, he worked as the general manager of a local cable television company for 15 years, earning the nickname "TV Lee." He was a member of the Hamilton-Petaluma Masonic Lodge 180, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Disabled Veterans, and the 490th Bomb Group Association, the Novato Rotary Club and the Sacramento Woodworkers Association.
A viewing will be held at Keaton's Redwood Chapel at 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, on Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton Center Unity Chapel on Jan. 31 at 3 p.m., with a reception to follow. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Novato Advance (Jan/27/2010)
Wendell Ray Lee
Wendell Ray Lee, 84, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.
Wendell was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Pauls Valley to Genevieve and Lawrence Lee. He graduated from Pauls Valley High School in 1942.
A viewing will be held at Keaton's Mortuary at 1801 Novato Blvd. in Novato, Calif., from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30.
Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton Center Unity Chapel at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 with a reception to follow. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Pauls Valley Daily Democrat (Jan/25/2010)
Lawrence Lincoln Lee (1899 - 1979)
Jannie V Ryan Mori (1902 - 1966)
Anita June Calkins Lee (1927 - 2011)
Anita June Lee (1927 - 2011)*
CMSGT US AIR FORCE
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 59 SITE 3876
Maintained by: Pamela
Originally Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
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