Gilbert Sidney Lee |

Gilbert Sidney Lee

Visitation for family and friends of Gilbert Sidney Lee will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary. A mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mr. Lee died Wednesday, Feb. 22, at home in Penn Valley. He was 82.

He was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Winnett, Mont., to Ephriam J. Lee and Olive D. (Bridger) Lee. He moved with his parents to Oldham S.D. where they lived for seven years. They then moved to De Smet where he graduated from De Smet High School in 1943. He married Ruth Barringer on June 16, 1945, in Carthage, S.D. They farmed for a few years and then moved to Iroquois and ran a theater. They moved to Grass Valley in 1956. He worked as a carpenter and contractor and was a member of Local Carpenters Union No. 1486. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodwork.

He is survived by wife of 60 years, Ruth Lee of Penn Valley; daughters Joan Selleck of Penn Valley, Sonia Lee of Penn Valley and Dixie Lee of Rogers, Ark.; daughters and sons-in-law Sheila and Bob Ramos of Oakdale, and Patsy and Allen Witzel of Redwood Valley; sons and daughters-in-law, Leslie “Butch” and Dona Lee of Middletown, and Michael and Julie Lee of Grass Valley; son, Gilbert Lee Jr. of Grass Valley; brother and sister-in-law Norman and Sylvia Lee of Black Hills, S.D.; brother and sister-in-law Roger and Mary Lee, also of Black Hills, S.D.; sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Odis Paulson of De Smet, S.D.; sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Cecil Carson also of De Smet, S.D.; sister Betty Olson of Mitchell, S.D.; sisters Muriel Lee of De Smet, S.D. and Norma Shawber of Akin, N.C.; 30 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Lee, one granddaughter and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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