In Memory of our Mother
Dorothy Lee, a 47 year resident of Dale City, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born a coal miner's daughter, the first of four children born to William Howard Fulmer and Elizabeth Samudosky on June 1, 1936 in Yukon, Pennsylvania. She received the Sacrament of Confirmation on June 4, 1944 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Yukon.
She attended the Yukon Public School, was a member of the National Honor Society, Glee Club, yearbook staff, marching band, and a member of Gregg Artists. She graduated Class of 1954 from South Huntingdon High School.
Upon graduation, Dorothy moved to Washington, D.C. and secured employment with the U.S. Information Agency. She met her future husband, Airman First Class Loyce C. Lee, at a social function held at Andrews AFB, and married November 19, 1955 at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
The Lee's raised their family in Falls Church, Virginia until 1968, then at Dale City.
She was a teacher's aide with Prince William County Schools for many years, and resumed her career with the U.S. Government in 1987. She was with the Dept. of the Army, Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity (HECSA) until 1990, and the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center until her retirement in September 1998.
Dorothy had many hobbies and interests; she enjoyed bowling and was a member of the National Duckpin Bowling Congress, she was a voracious reader of romance novels, loved to cook, an expert seamstress, and a gifted artist; as she loved to cross-stitch, and paint with oils on canvas.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Loyce Carroll Lee in 2016, her two brothers Frank Howard Fulmer in 2016, and Regis William Fulmer in November 2017. She is survived by two sons, a daughter, three granddaughters, a great-granddaughter and a sister.
Dorothy was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and homemaker. She'll be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Woodbridge, Virginia
Loyce Carroll Lee
1932–2016 (m. 1955)