Myrtle Sophia <I>Shepard</I> Lee


Myrtle Sophia Shepard Lee

Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Death 31 Dec 1948 (aged 74)
Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 71195720 View Source
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The Monday, 3 January 1949, edition of the Sioux Falls [Minnehaha County, South Dakota] Daily Argus-Leader carried the following obituary for Myrtle Sophia Shepard Lee:

Rites Conducted
for Mrs. Lee, 75,
Governor's Widow

Vermillion, S.D., Jan. 3 [1949] -- Funeral services were held here today [3 January 1949] for Mrs. Andrew E. Lee, widow of South Dakota's third governor, who died Friday [31 December 1948], at the age of 75 after being in failing health for several years.
Services were held in the Congregational church, with the Rev. W.C. Deer, of Pierre [South Dakota], and the Rev. H.W. Parsons, Vermillion, officiating. Burial was in the Bluff View Cemetery [Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota].
Following her husband's death in 1934, Mrs. Lee carried on his extensive cattle feeding operations in northern Clay county and on a ranch in Nebraska. She operated in partnership with Sigfrid Erickson.
In recent years she had been an omnivorous reader, and was interested in business and politics. She was an active member of many organizations.
Born in Fayette county, Iowa, Myrtle Shepard came to South Dakota [actually, Dakota Territory] with her parents as a girl [in 1878] and resided near Madison. She attended the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. She was married to Andrew Lee June 1, 1920.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jess Price, Atkinson, Nebraska, and Miss Sada Shepard, Sioux Falls.


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