Martha Lee(1929 - 2014)

Martha Lou Grover Lee finally got her wish to be reunited with her beloved husband, Victor Lee. She passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, May 27, 2014, with her daughter by her side.

She was born Dec. 21, 1929, to Ursel and Alice Hutchens Grover at Rigby, Idaho. She was the eighth of 13 children.

On Nov. 17, 1950, she married Victor Lee in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She worked as a teller at First Security Bank for many years. She also worked in the lunch room at Ucon School. She and Victor lived in Idaho Falls before moving to California for about three years; after that, they made their home in Milo.

Martha was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; she served in many capacities until her health wouldn't permit. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, fishing, painting and making porcelain dolls. She was also an accomplished cake decorator.

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie (Kelly) Howell, of Milo; son, Brett Lee of Ririe; sisters, Zola Rhone of Boise, Donna Storer of Idaho Falls and Bonnie (Harlow) Andersen of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Blaine (Mary) Grover of Dubois, Jerry (Kay) Grover of Spanish Fork, Utah, Reo (Helen) Grover of Mississippi, Arolo (Karen) Grover of Ririe and Jack (Roberta) Grover of Shelley; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor "Vic" Lee (1990); a daughter, Peggy Mallard (2012); son, Dirk Lee (2009); parents, Ursel Grover (1976) and Alice Grover (1952); and siblings, Ruth Hudson (2007), Amber Lovell (2005), Meryl Driggs (2008) and Rex Kay (1926).

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Milo Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby.

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Eckersell Funeral Home
101 West Main St.  Rigby, ID 83442

Published in Post Register on May 30, 2014