Dorothy C. Lee

Born: Mon., Nov. 13, 1922
Died: Mon., Jun. 14, 2010

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Dorothy C. Lee - a longtime resident of Pendleton, died Monday, June 14, 2010 at her home in Pendleton. She was 87 years old. Viewing will be held on Friday, June 18th, between the hours of 3:00 – 6:00 P.M., at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, June 19th, at 10:00 A.M., at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Graveside Services will be held on Monday, June 21st, at 11:00 A.M.,, at 11:00 A.M., at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scholarship Foundation, and may be sent care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. You may sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lee was born November 13, 1922 in Duluth, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Edwin and Sidney Cox Hinchliff. Due to the work that her father had during the depression the family was forced to move twelve times during her schooling. She had attended schools in many locations including, Milwaukie, Chicago, New Jersey and New York, before she graduated from high school in 1940 from Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois. After high school she worked in Chicago for a time before she married Glenn M. Lee on October 10, 1943 in Chicago. She then moved with her husband to McChord Field, Washington, and then to Butte, Montana, until finally in January of 1953, the family came to Pendleton. While here, she had worked as the Welcome Wagon Hostess, for the Credit Bureau, and as the Veteran Service officer. She retired in 1974. She was an avid rock hound that had exhibited at many shows around the U.S. with her husband Glenn. She was co-founder of the Frontier Collectors of Pendleton, and a member of the Oregon Trail Gem & Mineral Society. She had been a past member and president of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the Northwest Mineralogical Societies. She was inducted into the Rockhound Hall Of Fame in 1997. She had been past leader for the Blue Birds and Campfire USA. She enjoyed traveling with her husband in their travel trailer to every state except Hawaii. Survivors Include: Husband Glenn of 66 years at the home in Pendleton, children and spouses, Dinah and Chuck Hemphill of Pendleton, Linda and Bill Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Peggy and Dick Green of Millsap, Texas, grandchildren; Jody, EmmaLee, Colin, January, Stacey, Wendy, and Kim, eight great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Keith and a sister Shirley.

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