Arthur James Lee, 61, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home in Morgan County. He was born July 29, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York to Walter and Joan Lee. Arthur grew up in upstate New York. After high school he got a full ride scholarship to St. John's University as a member of their swim team. After college he played minor league baseball for a time. In the 1970's he came out to Colorado to see family and decided he wanted to live in Colorado and has been here ever since. Arthur was a member of the local Elks Lodge
. Sports were an important part of his life. He enjoyed playing and watching baseball and coached little league, t-ball and basketball. The Rockies and the Broncos were a couple of his favorite professional teams. Arthur also enjoyed discussing politics with his friends. Survivors include his step-mother, Diane Lee of Hurleyville, New York, step-children, Laura Hollis of Northglenn, Karen Cundiff of Wiggins, Sarah O'Patik of Ft. Morgan, David Hollis of Brush, John Hollis of Ft. Morgan, Janessa Hollis of Brush, and Julia Hollis of Ft. Morgan, his best friend and loving companion, Barbara Hollis of Wiggins, and ten grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Heer Mortuary Chapel in Ft. Morgan. Services will conclude at the mortuary. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to
. The Heer Mortuary in Fort Morgan is in charge of the arrangements.