Oakley, Idaho – Cleon Lee was born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Malta, Idaho. He died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Bountiful, Utah.
He was the second of ten children born to Edward Lee and Rhoda Annie Paskett Lee. His early years were spent in Oakley, Idaho, where he attended school – first through eighth grades. While waiting his turn at bat, his eye caught a young lady and it was love at first sight. He married Inez Elaine Campbell on July 23, 1941, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. They spent their lives together in Portland, Oregon; Logan, Riverdale, Syracuse, Washington Terrace, Clearfield, and Kaysville, Utah.
Cleon served in the United States Army during World War II and retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1972. He then built several homes in Davis County, Utah, and Oakley, Idaho.
Cleon and Inez served two years in the Ogden Utah LDS Temple and one year in the Bountiful Utah LDS Temple before her illness that took her life in 1999. After his sweetheart’s death, he returned to Oakley, Idaho, where he lived until November 2008, when he moved to Clinton, Utah, to live with and be cared for by his daughter, Sharon Weaver.
He is survived by his children, Edward Cleon Lee (Patricia) of Kaysville, Utah, Sharon Lee Weaver of Clinton, Utah, Marcia (Richard) Montag of Hooper, Utah, Barbara (Keith) Cox of Payson, Arizona, and Elaine Jordan of Clearfield, Utah; his brothers, Curtis (Shirley) Lee of Pocatello, Idaho, and Thurman (Sharon) Lee of Spanish Fork, Utah; his sisters, Jane (Reed) Whiteley of Oakley, Idaho, and Helen Schnebly of Provo, Utah; 25 grandchildren; 66 great- grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ivan, Rulon, and Wayne Lee; and two sisters, Edith Rasmussen and Louise Lee.
The family expresses thanks to Sharon Lee Weaver, Dr. Johnnie Cook MD, Rocky Mountain Hospice and North Canyon Care Center and their staffs for their compassionate and loving care.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Historic Kaysville LDS Tabernacle, 198 W. Center St., in Kaysville, Utah, where friends and family may call from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at the Oakley Cemetery in Oakley, Idaho, with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, Idaho.