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Charles R "Charley" Lee
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1944
Death: May 23, 2013

Charley Lee, February 12, 1944 to May 23, 2013
On this day Charley left us to join his loving parents, Roy and Jane Lee of Lovington, NM, where he was raised.
Charley is survived by his wife of 39 years, Geri Lee, son, David Paul Sanchez, sisters-in-law, Arlene Santillanes, Lydia Gonzales and Oney Apodaca, his brother-in-law, Andy "Pooh" Tafoya and his wife, Kathryn, Godson, Daniel Santillanes, his constant companion (his dog), Miz Dazy, many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and his wonderful friends. Charley was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Nick Tafoya, mother-in-law, Alice Tafoya of Alameda, brothers-in-law, Papa Lou Santillanes, Ambrose Gonzales and Fred Herrera, sister-in-law, Lorraine Herrera and nephews, Albert Santillanes and Art Santillanes.
Charley knew no strangers. Charley was a gentle man with a big heart. Charley was instrumental in establishing the first Little League in Alameda, building fields and the concession stand that still stands today on Nativity's Church grounds. Charley was a life member of the Optimist Club, Menaul Boosters and Marriage Enrichment. His optimist club worked very hard for youth, the Christmas Motorcycle Toy Run, repairing bikes for youth in need, Raymond Sanchez Community Center, feeding at Ronald McDonald and Casa Esperanza. Charley also coached "Charley's Angels" a women's softball league. Charley was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth Street NW. Service of Christian Burial will be on Friday May 31, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. also at the Church. Inurnment will follow at 12:45 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the North Valley Optimist Club, 193 Pearl Dr. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
Family links: 
  Roy Raymond Lee (1902 - 1992)
  Amanda Jane Lee (1903 - 1974)
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: P Barela
Record added: May 25, 2013
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Charles R Charley Lee
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Charles R Charley Lee
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Charles R Charley Lee
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