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Wallace Glen Lee St. George, Utah Wallace Glen Lee, artist and retired dentist, 71, of St. George, Utah, passed away May 10, 2005, at his home in St. George, with the same dignity and peace that characterized his entire life. He was born on June 16, 1933, in Panguitch, Utah, to Glen Steele and Mary Schow Lee. He graduated from Panguitch High School, attended Branch Agriculture College (now Southern Utah University), and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lee was a devoted husband and father and this was always his first priority in life. He married Joan Adele Adams on September, 12, 1953, in the St. George LDS Temple. They had three children, Wallace Adams (Kelly) Lee, Panguitch; Dr. David Glen (Sylvia) Lee, Lindon; and Joyce Adele Lee, who died in an accident in 1978 at the age of 13. Wallace was a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dr. Lee practiced dentistry for 32 years in his hometown of Panguitch, Utah, where he was active in community affairs and various civic organizations, including two terms as Mayor. He was appointed by Governors Rampton and Matheson to the Governor's Advisory Council for Community Affairs, and was a member of the board of directors of the Utah League of Cities and Towns. He was a regional director of Zions First National Bank. He served as president and secretary of the Southern Utah District dental society and for many years served as a delegate to the governing body of the Utah Dental Association. In 1987, he received the Southern Utah Honors Medallion for Community Service at Southern Utah University. Wallace retired from dentistry after 32 years in practice, in 1989, at the age of 56, and moved to St. George to pursue a life-long dream of becoming an artist. He became well known for his portraits and paintings of southern Utah and southwestern landscapes. He was adept in watercolor, oil and pastels. He was an adjunct professor of art at Dixie State College, taught private workshops in art, and received local and national acclaim for his artwork. Wallace is survived by his wife and sons, a brother, Dick (Donnette Lee, St. George; and a sister, Eleanor (J.R.) Judd, Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the Panguitch 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 400 East 200 North, Panguitch. Friends may call at the Red Cliffs Ward Chapel, 259 North Mall Drive, in St. George, on Sunday evening 5 to 7 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Panguitch Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial in Panguitch Cemetery. Funeral Directors; Magleby Mortuary: Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 12, 2005
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