Leslie Kay Lee, 60, loving mother of five, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Leslie's life was marked by love, charity, patience and service to her family and others. Leslie was born on July 3, 1946, in Washington D.C. to Ed & Vesta Grampp. She attended BYU and graduated with a B.A. in Art. During that time, she dated and married Alan S. Lee. They had their first two children in Utah and then moved to Virginia. After a few years they moved to Arizona, where their last three children where born. Leslie was a wonderful teacher, who influenced the lives of her students and her family. Her 20 plus years spent in teaching varied from teaching Art in junior high to teaching 4th & 6th grades at Franklin East Elementary School. While under the immense load of this job, Leslie still managed to excel at everything required of her as a wife and mother. Twice she received a "Teacher of the Year" award from her school. She was an excellent artist and her classy taste was evident in her appearance and her home. Together with her husband, they brought up their children who have all since married and started families of their own. Leslie's understanding heart, sense of humor, and contagious laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was an example of kindness and endurance, and leaves a legacy of love to all her family and friends. She is survived by her adoring husband Alan, sons Carter, Clayton, and Cameron, daughters Chelsea and Cassidy, eleven grandchildren; her mother Vesta Grampp, sister Brent Price, and brothers Edward and Carter Grampp. She is preceded in death by her father, Ed Grampp. The viewing will be held at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Funeral services will be held at the LDS chapel on McDowell Rd & 78th St. in east Mesa, Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Also viewing 1hour prior to services.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 18, 2007