Lee Allee Definition: The male head of an Allee family or tribal line, who loves, supports and defends his country, family, friends and its interests with devotion and warm affection. A person that possesses integrity in one's beliefs and actions. One that is faithful to his oath, commitments, or obligations. A man that possesses the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness. A roll of duct tape could often be found in his arsenal of tools. Synonyms: Patriotic, faithful, loving, brave, fiercely loyal, conservative, generous, fun loving, dedicated and competitive. Lee Allee was born on August 9, 1950 in Grand Junction, CO to wonderful parents, Lyle and Mary Allee. Lee enjoyed most of his childhood in California. As a boy, he could often be found in the back country of Encinitas with his brothers, hunting rattlesnakes and catching horny toads. Lee Allee, the warrior and patriotic American, joined the Army
in 1969 and served in Vietnam from 1970 - 1971. He met Carol Puchinskas (after she played hard to get), before he left for Vietnam in 1969 and the two corresponded the old fashioned way, writing love letters over the course of his duty. When he returned, he asked for her hand in marriage and they married in August, 1971. Through their union, they had three beautiful, loving children, Jamie, Kelly and Casey. Lee Allee was a dedicated police officer
in Aurora, CO and was awarded with the Medal of Honor
for heroism while in service. After leaving the police department, they moved to Grand Junction where he started a business with his dad, which was one of the many businesses throughout the course of his life. For the last 15 years, Lee was an insurance agent with American Family Insurance. He received numerous awards for his dedication not only to the Company but to his clients as well. Many clients viewed Lee more as a friend, than just their agent and often stopped by his office to talk about their life, politics or ask advice. Lee truly loved his clients and enjoyed and welcomed the visits. Lee had a love for organized sports throughout his life. As a young man, he played baseball, football and discovered wrestling. He played football for Sacramento State and had the honor of wrestling for the United States Army. His love for sports carried over into his adult life and he became a coach for many of his children's sports teams. He also organized and started a Little League in Forked River, NJ. Early in the morning on Monday, June 13, 2011, the Lord decided that He needed Lee's dedication and devotion to help serve His plan. Lee passed away in California at his daughter's home after spending a glorious day with his grandchildren, swimming, laughing and of course, boxing the little ones ears. There were several things that were a constant in Lee's life: His love, commitment and dedication to his wife, his family, his country, politics and his love of good food! His huge laugh, contagious smile and bountiful spirit will be missed by many, but especially his wife, Carol of almost 40 years; son, Jamie and his wife, Angie and grandchildren, Ryan, Bergen, and Bridget of Glenwood Springs, CO; daughter, Kelly and grandchildren, Samantha Lee, Maxwell, Harper, and Alex of Escondido, CA; son, Casey and his wife, Heather and grandchildren, Landri and CJ of Stillwater, OK; his loyal dog, Marty (whom he had to rescue from his grandkids); brother, Gary Clow of Grand Junction, CO; brother, Lynn Allee of Cimarron, CO, and sister, Debbie Allen of Grand Junction, CO. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Following the memorial, we invite you to his home in Loma to help celebrate his life with food, good company and wonderful memories. Lee always preferred bright and cheerful colors, so please feel free to wear something joyful and sunny !