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Obituary: A.H. Lee

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MONROE, Utah-- Arthur Hilmer Lee, 93, passed away August 16, 2000 at his home in Monroe, UT surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 14, 1907 in Austin, UT to Arthur Edwin and Bertha Anderton Lee. He married Ioan Magleby, June 5, 1929 in Monroe, UT.

His military service begins and ends with the Utah National Guard. He enlisted when the first unit was organized in Richfield and enlisted again after World War II ended. He served in three branches of the service: 1) Pvt. 222 F A Bn Utah Nation Guard; 2). 1st Sgt. Med Dept. Det 11 5 Engrs Utah National Guard and U.S. Army; 3). Captain and Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Service Company, 375 Engineer Regiment. During this time, his company traveled from Fort Knox, Kentucky to Liverpool, England, where they prepared for the coming invasion of Europe. His detachment landed on Utah Beach the day after D Day. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He received four Battle Stars, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, World War II American Defense Medal.

He graduated from BYU in 1931 with a BA in English, education and geology. He taught school at South Sevier High School and Piute High School. He returned to university and received a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Colorado State University in Greeley, CO. He was principal of Wayne High School and superintendent of the Wayne School District for many years.

He was a member of the Wayne County and Monroe Lions Clubs, American Legion Posts in Wayne County and Monroe, Utah Association of Superintendents, Utah State School Board, Bicknell Town Board. He and Ioan enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful flowers; they also enjoyed hiking, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife of Monroe; children, Henry S. (Delra) Lee of Monroe; Anna Bell (Ronald) Tullgren of Tempe, AZ; David A. (Emily) Lee of Boulder City, NV; Stephen M. (Rhonda) Lee of Denver, CO; son-in-law, William Marikas of Scottsdale, AZ; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Josephine Marikas; granddaughter, Julie Konomos; brothers and sisters, Ardell, Hyrum, Clark, Noble, Ernest and Bertha Nielsen; daughter-in-law, Charlotte M. Lee.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Monroe 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 49 East 200 North, Monroe, Utah. Friends may call at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary in Richfield, Wed. evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Monroe Thurs. from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery with Military Rites by the Monroe American Post #37 and the Harold Brown American Legion Post #92. Funeral Directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Utah.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Legion Posts of Wayne County or Monroe.