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Death: John C. Lee

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John Clayton Lee, retired Chief construction electrician from the United States Navy SeaBees, succumbed to cancer June 28, 1998.

He completed 20 years Naval Service prior to retirement in 1975. Veteran of South Vietnam war. He also served in California, Japan, North Africa, Illinois, Alaska, and after Vietnam he completed his Naval career in California as a nuclear biological chemical warfare recovery instructor. He then moved with his family to Utah to begin a second career as an electrician at the University of Utah Hospital. In 1995 he retired from the University Hospital as the Safety/training Coordinator. He was always a very conscientious worker and earned the respect, admiration and friendship of those he worked with.He was active in the community, serving in the American Red Cross from 1971-1996. He served as a trainer in first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and disaster relief to high schools, church and community groups. His greatest accomplishment with the Red Cross was an instructor of instructors of CPR to non-medical people and therefore made it's widespread use in the community a reality.

John was born June 26, 1938 to Herbert Durward Lee and Hannah Bassett Lee in Kemmerer, Wyoming. He married Ruth Johnson November 2, 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized and their children sealed to them in the Salt Lake City Temple August 19, 1972.

Survived by his wife; children, Jonathan, Mike, Tom, Bob, Cathy, and Jennifer (Stephen Ballard); grandchildren, Christopher, Rocky, MeiLee, and Shayla. Other survivors include his special friends, Shelly and Ron Murphy, Ron and Linn Mogavero, and Harry Hankins; his brothers, Jim (Ann) Lee, Dale (Bonnie) Lee, Don (LeahDawn) Rosenkilde; his sister, Joyce Roberts; and his computer. Preceded in death by his mother; father; and brother, Asael Elvoid Lee.

"Thank you, Dad, for always being there when we had any needs. It's going to be hard to think of our future without you in it to help us with any of our problems. We always knew we could come to you with anything and you would pull us through. We love you and miss you already." He was dedicated to his family to the very end and assured that all of his personal affairs were in order. He leaves his wife and children the legacy of preparedness and love.

We would like to thank all those involved in his care, especially Dr. Weis, Dr. Frame, and their staff; and Char, his nurse/case manager from Harmony Hospice. "We know he thanks you, too."

In lieu of flowers, we request donations to Harmony Hospice, 5284 South Commerce Dr., Suite C-254, Murray, Utah 84107.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 1, 1998, 2 p.m. at the West Bountiful 7th LDS Ward, 311 North 800 West, where friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Interment and funeral directors Lakeview Memorial Estates.

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