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Jimson Lee

  • Birth 10 Jun 1937
  • Death Dec 2005
  • Burial McKinley County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 12815455

HAYSTACK — Services for Jimson Lee, 68, will be at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 30 in Haystack. Damon Platero will officiate. Burial will follow in the Desiderio Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at Cope Memorial Chapel.

Lee was born June 10, 1937 into the Towering Rock People Clan for the Black Streak Wood People Clan.

Lee was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad, he was a cabinet maker, silversmith, evangelist and a pastor at Thoreau Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include his wife Etta Lee; sons, Eugene Lee of White River, Ariz, Ben Wally of Thoreau, Lionel Desiderio of Milan, N.M.; daughter, Carlene Lee of Milan; brother, Ned Gibson of Thoreau; sisters, Itene Chiquito of Dalton Pass, Leona Aragon of Albuquerque, Linda Bigson and Marelene Martinez, both of Smith Lake, four granchildren and 14 great-granchildren.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Grace Chaco.

Pallbearers will be Davidson Desiderio, Paddy Martinez, Aaron Martinez, Chris Jack, Eugene Lee and Alray Billie.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Baca Chapter House.

Cope Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 29 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12815455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimson Lee (10 Jun 1937–Dec 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12815455, citing Desiderio Cemetery, McKinley County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .