Lee, as she was known to friends and family, spent her life caring for others. For many years she was the Director of Nurses at Newhall Community Hospital in Newhall, Calif. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, and travel.
Lee battled cancer for over 30 years, diagnosed with six separate episodes. In 1996, her long-term survival odds were deemed uncertain, and so she quickly embarked on her dream vacation in Africa, viewing wild Ugandan Mountain Gorillas and camping on the Seregenti. She lived an additional 20 years finally succumbing to heart failure at the age of 87.
Lee is survived by her husband; her four children, Barbara Dalton and Melody Romero both of Twin Falls, Idaho, Nancy Masten of Heron, and John McCraw, Jr. of Canyon Country, Calif. She also has five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Lee and Jack retired together wintering in Boulder City, Nev. in their home by Lake Mead. They summered in Heron assisting with a family resort and wildlife sanctuary located there.
A memorial service is planned in Twin Falls, Idaho May 24. She will be buried in Boulder City, Nev., where she and Jack, the love of her life, spent many happy years.