Anderson, Lt. Colonel Lee Earl
Lt. Colonel Lee Earl Anderson has gone to be with his Lord. He passed at the Prescott VA Center and is survived by his wife of more than 56 years, Dorothy Anderson, his two sons Eric and Mathew Anderson and his daughter Dianna McCoy, his grandson Riley and granddaughter Taylor. Colonel Anderson volunteered in 1954 to serve his country. He worked at the Pentagon with the Joint Chief of Staff after the close of the Vietnam War, which he served in. After receiving 3 Bronze Stars and 2 Air Medals, he retired after 20 years to his home in the state of Arizona, where Lee's family has resided for more than seven generations. While still serving his country, Lee Anderson started Anderson's Indian and Western Art Gallery. Lee was an arts dealer for more than 50 years. His family continues his gallery. Lee Anderson has been associated with great artists from The Sloan Family, Carl & Irene Clark, Bob Lansing, Loretta Newman, Raymond Judge, Bill & Kay Foutz, and Gene Waddell. He will be missed by all. He will be buried in Phoenix in a private ceremony followed by a wake at the family home of 40 years in Flagstaff. The Family would like to thank the VA Hospital in Prescott, for all the love & care he received. Arrangements entrusted to West Resthaven Funeral Home. In lieu of cards & flowers, please make a donation to the VA Hospice in Prescott or the Arizona Humane Society.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 31, 2012