The Lusk Herald
August 18, 1977
Pioneer Legrand Lee dies
Legrand Monroe (Dick) Lee died after a long illness at the Veteran's Hospital at Hot Springs, S.D., August 11, 1977.
The son of Orin and Martha Knight Lee was born October 5, 1898, at Naper, Nebraska, living there until the family moved by covered wagon to the Jireh and Keeline area where he attended school.
In June 1918 he and a brother, Enos, enlisted at Camp Fremont, California, in the field artillery joining older brothers Clair and Hardy. The four brothers then shipped out for active duty in France where he remained until discharged in February 1919. Mr. Lee was a member of the American Legion, Wieten Dupes Post No. 4, of Lusk, Wyoming.
September 15, 1920, he married Ruby B. Baker, homesteading near Powder River, Wyoming; moving north to Keeline in 1925 he continued ranching until moving to Lusk in 1960.
Being a great lover of horses and livestock he enjoyed the outdoors, training and running race horses and also helping with the REA in its infancy here.
July 10, 1976, he was honored with a plaque at the Lost Springs Bicentennial Celebration for winning the saddle bronc contest there July 4, 1926.
Survivors include his widow Ruby B., daughter Darlene Martin, son Steve L. Lee, four grandchildren: Clay and Ty Lee, Keeline; Ivol Martin, Centralia, Wash. and Fairy Flitcraft, Powell; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; sisters Mrs. Nell Jardine, North Highlands, Calif.; Mrs. Winnie Hampton, Twin Falls, Idaho; Roma Burd, Elma, Wash.; brothers Enos Lee, Buffalo; and Tom Lee, Olympia, Wash.
Preceding him in death were daughters Donna Stephens and Edna Lee, two sisters and three brothers.
The service was conducted by Rev. Frank Bozart at the Peet Mortuary Monday and the music provided by Jane Bardo and Tim Johnson. Pallbearers were Joe Jones, Bernard Thon, Wilbur Wright, Everett Parmely, Warren Freeman and Bill Nuttall.
Burial was at Jireh Cemetery.
Clara Jane Bailey (July 2, 1896 - December 18, 1998)Curtis Ambrose Baker (April 26, 1870 - January 10, 1934)Bonita Bartow (March 11, 1928 - February 4, 2006)Harold Wayne Bartow (July 31, 1949 - January 26, 2007)Nellie Bell Blaney (October 6, 1900 - August 15, 1968)Audrey Evelyn Blevins (December 18, 1920 - July 17, 1996)Wylie Leon Blevins (April 19, 1916 - January 13, 1987)Ralph Edward Brooks (November 24, 1934 - September 14, 1950)John Henry Fahy (May 7, 1885 - May 1, 1971)Clarence Eugene Lee (September 25, 1890 - February 14, 1973)Della Bertha Lee (August 3, 1895 - August 13, 1993)Edna Norine Lee (December 3, 1931 - April 15, 1949)Edward F. Lee (March 10, 1922 - January 21, 1945)Gladys Lee (January 30, 1896 - May 1, 1962)Hardy Amos Lee (August 30, 1892 - April 1, 1968)Laura G. Lee (September 4, 1898 - April 29, 1963)Louis L. Lee (July 4, 1888 - June 12, 1963)Orin Lee (October 3, 1861 - January 17, 1945)Penny Jo Lee (August 20, 1950 - August 20, 1950)Robert Lee (July 7, 1928 - November 26, 2014)Ruby Beatrice Lee (July 18, 1899 - February 17, 1993)Charles Orville Martin (August 21, 1917 - October 16, 2002)Darlene Mary Martin (January 8, 1920 - February 3, 1994)Edward H. Martin (March 14, 1916 - June 12, 1974)Emma J. Martin (February 3, 1935 - April 10, 2016)Orville Wesley Martin (March 11, 1944 - April 2, 2005)Pauline C. Martin (October 27, 1916 - June 8, 1982)Leonard Frank Seeman (March 24, 1900 - November 22, 1973)Donnabell Margaret Stephens (December 7, 1921 - January 6, 1946)
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